Mandatory annual cyber-security training

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between August 27, 2019 and September 9, 2019.

August 27, 2019

Each Florida Poly employee has a responsibility to safeguard the information entrusted to the University. Studies show that a substantial number of cyber-attacks involve unintended actions of users of information systems. This risk can be mitigated through an effective security awareness training program.

All employees with an active status, regardless of previous training, are required to complete the annual information security awareness training between September 2 and October 31. This training is required annually, as stated in the Mandatory Information Security Training Policy.

Before September 2, you will receive an email notification from KnowBe4 explaining how to access the training through the KnowBe4 Training Portal. You’ll log into the portal with your Florida Poly username and password.

Training will focus on specific security topics and conclude with questions to test comprehension. The training should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

While each of us has an individual responsibility to protect our data and information systems, we are confident that members of the Florida Poly community will work together to both develop a strong and keen culture of cyber-risk awareness and strengthen our defenses against future attacks. Prevention is the best defense!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns contact the Helpdesk by email or call 863-874-8888.