October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Penn's Office of Information Security will celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by hosting and participating in a variety of security-related events throughout the month, including "31 Days of NCSAM Tweets" and distribution of Penn-themed posters across campus (and these posters are available for download). For full information, click here.
Information Security at the University of Pennsylvania
The job of coordinating information security at Penn is handled by the Office of Information Security, a unit of Penn's Information Systems and Computing (ISC) division.
The Office of Information Security establishes, implements and maintains
security programs to assist management in the protection of computing
resources and associated information assets against accidental or unauthorized
modification, destruction, or disclosure.
Online Privacy and Security Training
Most people at Penn have already dealt personally and/or professionally with the challenge of keeping confidential information safe and secure. Staying abreast of privacy and security risks, and ways to counteract them, is difficult in today's environment because of the multitude of warnings and rules that exist about handling information.
Penn has developed an online training that focuses many important privacy and security topics that its faculty and staff should know about.
For your own personal benefit, as well as for the benefit of Penn's valued community, we urge all faculty and staff at Penn to take this training. The training will help each of us to meet the expectations of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, patients, visitors and many others who trust in us to protect the privacy and security of their information.
Taking this training requires approximately 20-25 minutes. To enroll, simply go to the University's Knowledge Link site here. Log in using your Penn Key and password, then click on 'Go to Content'.
Thank you for your help in protecting important personal and Penn data - this effort relies on each and every one of us.
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