Cyber Security Awareness

cyber security training

UCI offers an online tutorial through UC Learning Center

This tutorial focuses on Information Security - what it is, and why it is important. It will help UCI faculty, staff and graduate students understand security concepts, precautions to take to reduce the risk of sensitive information being compromised, and how to help fend off other attacks on University computers and the network. In adddition, this training will enhance everyone's ability to keep their home computing environment safer from compromise and attack.

UC Learning Center

To login to the UC Learning Center:

  1. Go to uclc.uci.edu.
  2. Click the yellow Login button
  3. Enter your UCInetID and password
  4. Make sure you are on the Learner page (hover over the Learner tab and select Dashboard)
  5. Click the Assigned Training tile (on the left of the top row)
  6. Click Start to the left of the course “UC Cyber Security Awareness Training”

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I completed this training last year - do I have to do it again?

Yes, Cyber Security Training is a requirement by the University of California for all employees and must be taken every year. This year the Office of the President is introducing a refresher course.

Employees who took the full 2016 training may complete the annual training requirement by taking this shorter course, which takes about 35 minutes.

For those who have not completed the full course, the updated 2017 program should take about 55 minutes.

How much time do I have to finish?

You have six weeks to complete it. However, if you took the course after March 1, 2016, your deadline will be one year after you completed the 2016 course.

Do I have to finish the course all in one session?

No, the program is divided into modules. The system saves your progress every time you complete a module. You can then quit and resume at a later time.

What happens if I have to leave my workstation and resume the course later in the day?

Your UCLC authentication will time out after an extended period. If you return to the course before this timeout, and if you have not lost internet connectivity, you may continue where you left off. Otherwise, you'll have to resume at the beginning of your current module.

What browser can I use?

Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari all work. With Safari, however, if you lose your internet connectivity while taking the course, it may lose all your progress, requiring you to start the whole course again. OIT recommends using a browser other than Safari.

How do I get credit for completion?

If you complete all of the modules and successfully answer the quiz questions, your UCLC transcript is updated. OIT's IT Security team will be regularly reporting to your department who has completed the training.

What happens if I don’t take the required training?

President Napolitano has asked for 100% compliance with the mandatory training, and has asked that managers make the training course an annual goal for staff in performance evaluations to be taken into consideration in merit decisions. President Napolitano has also asked that Deans and Department Chairs strongly promote faculty compliance with the training.