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One Step Ahead: Free Online Computer Security Training for Penn Faculty and Staff

September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03

Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Free Online Computer Security Training for Penn Faculty and Staff

“Securing The Human,” a series of 26 short, concise modules covering a wide array of basic security topics, is available to Penn users through the Knowledge Link learning management system. Averaging 2-3 minutes each, these modules explain basic security topics in clear, easy-to-understand language and are designed to be easily absorbed and comprehended by people who use computers in their everyday lives at home and at work. The modules cover topics such as passwords, email and instant messaging, wi-fi security, mobile devices, browsers, and social networking.

Penn’s Office of Information Security in conjunction with the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy has licensed the series from the SANS Institute (www.sans.org), an organization recognized worldwide for its work in computing security. If you are interested in taking this helpful, informative course at your own pace in the comfort of your own office, contact your Local Support Provider, who will request access on your behalf from Information Security. If you’re unsure who your support provider is, visit www.upenn.edu/computing/view/support/.  Once you have access, you can log in at the Knowledge Link home page (www.upenn.edu/computing/admin-elearning/knowledgelink/).



For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/



Almanac - September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03