Security Awareness and FERPA Education

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The state of Virginia requires that all employees participate in IT security awareness training every year. Virginia Western has partnered with VCCS Information Security Shared Services (ISSS) to provide a consistent security management and reporting framework at the college.

Are you aware the majority of security breaches occur because of human error? Security awareness education arms you with habits and knowledge that will keep our students, our organization, and us safe. Learn how to recognize and respond to a phishing email, avoid downloading malicious code from the Web, keep your social media posts secure, and more.

Virginia Western is using the Global Learning System Security Awareness Training application for all full-time and adjunct faculty, full-time staff, and administrators. The training is completed online and a certificate of completion is awarded when all videos/courses have been successfully completed. Trainings on FERPA and PCI (if applicable) are also required.

This training is required annually. You will receive an email when your training is due, and will have 30 days to complete it. That email will also contain login instructions.

Any questions? Contact Security Awareness Education Help at SAEHelp@vccs.edu.