New Information Governance training

Email from University Secretary, Jennifer Sewel, and Chief Information Security Officer, Adam Toulson, sent to all staff on Monday 28 March 2022.

Dear colleagues,

The recent cyber security incident has shown how we, like all universities, are continually being targeted by hackers. One of the steps the University was already taking to improve our security was to develop a new online Information Governance training programme. This will be rolled out between April and June 2022, replacing the existing IT Security Essentials and Advanced training in Minerva. 

There are two modules, Data Protection and Information Security, which will be hosted on a new platform called Learning Pool. The training will remain mandatory for all staff with a University username, whether paid, unpaid, or external. It will also be made available to postgraduate researchers.

The University takes its information security responsibilities very seriously. The new training will give you the knowledge to protect yourself, your data and the University from cyber security threats and provide you with the tools you need to comply with data protection legislation, as well as signposting where you can go for further advice.

We are phasing the rollout to faculties and services, and you will receive an email from the Learning Pool system when you have been enrolled with further guidance on how to access the training. You must complete the programme within four weeks of receiving your enrolment email, even if you have completed the old training within the last year, or your account will be suspended. This is because it is essential as a University that we are protected from cyber security threats and comply with data protection legislation.

Find out more about the training

Thank you for your co-operation.

Jennifer Sewel, University Secretary
Adam Toulson, Chief Information Security Officer

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