IT Security Awareness Special Request Training Outline

To inquire about requesting a special computer security awareness training for your UCSC department, unit or group, please contact the ITS Service Manager for Policy and Compliance at 459-2779 or itpolicy@ucsc.edu. Please note that these trainings are designed for primarily non-technical audiences.

Basic training outline, approx. 45 minutes:

  • What is Computer Security?
  • 10 Basic “Good Computing” Practices
  • Protecting Personal Identity Information (PII) and other Restricted Data
    • Short version for groups that don’t normally work with restricted data or personal identity information. Include general definitions of restricted data and PII and some basic steps for managing them
  • Reporting Computer Security Incidents
  • Additional Resources

Additional available topics:

  • Social Engineering
  • Expanded information about email risks and good emailing practices
  • Expanded information about risks of using the internet, instant messaging (IM), and wireless
  • Creating strong passwords and keeping them secure
  • Protecting Personal Identity Information (PII) and other Restricted Data
    • Longer version for groups that regularly work with restricted data and/or PII
    • More detailed definitions of restricted data and PII
    • Can focus on additional categories of restricted data, such as HIPAA, credit card data (PCI), others by request
    • Additional measures for protecting PII and other restricted data

For questions or to report problems with this page, please contact itpolicy@ucsc.edu.