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Security Awareness Training

Available to: Students, Faculty & Staff

Service Summary

The IT Security Office (ITSO) provides topic-specific presentations and training for IT Security related issues, including:

Compliance with:

  • University and Commonwealth IT Security Policy
  • Federal IT Security Policy
  • PCI-DSS Standard

Cyber Security Awareness:

  • Social Networking and Cloud Services
  • Phishing
  • Web-Based Threats
  • Securing Your Web-Browser

Recommendations for best practices:

  • Securing PC and Servers
  • Protecting Sensitive Data

Custom presentations and training based on unique business risks:

  • Requirements for Using Highly Sensitive Data
  • What is Critical for Business Continuity?
  • How is Sensitive Data Protected in Storage and in Transit?
  • What are the Risks of Workstation Compromises and Authentication Credentials?

Every member of the university community is required to complete IT Security Awareness Training at least once a year when their Patriot Pass password expires. The training typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Additional information is available on the Patriot Pass web page.

How to Get this Service

To request and schedule a presentation or training, contact the IT Security Office by sending an e-mail to itsoinfo@gmu.edu.

There is no charge for this service.

Availability

Training is scheduled based on availability. Departmental staff meetings often provide the appropriate forum for security presentations and training. We also are able to present information on various cyber security awareness topics to student groups and organizations.

Getting Help

Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:

Phone: 703-993-8870
Fax: 703-993-3347
E-mail: support@gmu.edu
Online: Submit a Request
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walk-in Support
Fairfax Campus*:
Innovation Hall, Room 226
Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)

Last modified date: August 1, 2014