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Information Security Awareness Training

Pitt Information Technology has put in place a robust array of security measures and centralized security controls to protect the University of Pittsburgh’s network and its data. But we also need your help. Everyone affiliated with Pitt shares in the responsibility of protecting the University’s computing environment. One of our goals is to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to protect yourself–and the University–from cyberthreats.

We now have an exciting new addition to our portfolio of security awareness resources. All faculty, staff, and student workers have access to online training from the highly regarded SANS Securing the Human security awareness training series. This training will help you to better understand and utilize security best practices, which means you will be better prepared to protect both yourself and the University.


General Awareness Training

The collection of videos on this page covers a broad range of security topics, including protecting your home network, passwords, phishing, malware, physical security, hacking, social networks, encryption, and more.  

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FISMA Training

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) refers to U.S. legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations, and assets. University faculty and staff who work with government data that may be regulated by FISMA can request a special online training course that reviews standards and best practices for safeguarding that data. 

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