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Security Awareness Training

Security awareness training is an ongoing effort to educate the FHSU community about policies, procedures, and best practices relating to information security. It will teach you how to create a good password, how to spot phishing scams, how to handle sensitive information, and more.

FHSU has purchased "Securing the Human" to train employees of FHSU and affiliated organizations. Securing the Human is an online computer-based training program produced by SANS, one of the most trusted sources for information security training and security certification in the world. Training consists of a number of videos that cover specific security topics. The videos range anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes in length and can be completed at your own pace.  You will be assigned mandatory modules based on your job function and whether or not this is your first time completing training.  There are also several recommended modules that you can choose to watch. You can re-watch the videos at any time.

How it works

  1. You will receive an email from FHSU Security Awareness (noreply@securingthehuman.org) on October 1.
  2. Log in to Security Awareness Training with your TigerNetID username and password.
  3. Click on a module to begin training. Start with "You are the Shield" in the top left corner.
  4. Watch the video and correctly answer 2 questions for each module listed under “Mandatory Training.”  Modules that you have fully completed will turn blue and have the word "Completed" under the title.
  5. You’re finished when all mandatory modules are blue and there is text at the top that reads, "You have completed all required training for Security Awareness Training."

Frequently Asked Questions

I never received a welcome email, or I can't find my welcome email. What do I do?

Try logging in to Security Awareness Training with your TigerNetID username and password. If you receive an error message, please contact securityawareness@fhsu.edu.

Who has to do it?

Short answer: anyone employed by FHSU who uses a computer to do their job or has an @fhsu.edu email address, or anyone at an affiliated organization with access to FHSU computing resources or an @fhsu.edu email address.

Long answer:

  • Faculty (including adjuncts, Virtual College, part-time, and full-time)
  • Staff (including part-time and full-time)
  • Temporary staff who use computers at work or have FHSU email addresses
  • Student employees and graduate assistants who have TigerNetID accounts that end in .se
  • People who work for affiliated organizations and have @fhsu.edu email accounts, login to computers in the ad.fhsu.edu domain, or access University data

How long will it take?

First time taking training: Approximately 60 to 75 minutes, depending on how quickly you can read and answer questions.  There are 45 minutes of videos, broken up into 14 modules.  You will answer 2 questions per module.  You can do all of the modules in one sitting, or you can do each module individually at different times.

Repeat training: Approximately 35 to 45 minutes, depending on how quickly you can read and answer questions.  There are 25 minutes of videos, broken up into 8 modules.  You will answer 2 questions per module.  You can do all of the modules in one sitting, or you can do each module individually at different times.

If you handle financial information or accept credit card payments, you will be required to complete 1 or 2 additional modules.  This will add less than 10 minutes to your training.

When is it due?

Training is due November 30, 2018.

What if I don't complete training?

Your TigerNetID will be suspended until you make plans to complete training.

Why are we doing this?

Each member of the FHSU community plays a large part in keeping our systems and data secure. There has been a nation-wide increase in cyber-attacks aimed at higher ed institutions, and security experts expect the number of attacks to continue increasing. The majority of attacks rely on tricking humans into letting the attackers in. The best way to defend against these attacks is to educate everyone who accesses FHSU computing systems.

Also, it is required by FHSU policy and the Kansas Information Technology Executive Council.

How can I tell if I'm done?

You will receive an email at your official fhsu.edu email account when your training is complete. The subject is "Training Complete: You have completed your Security Awareness Training" It may go to Junk or Clutter.

You can also check if you've completed training by logging into the training web site. If you're done, there is text at the top that reads, "You have completed all required training for Security Awareness Training." If this text is not visible, look for any modules with a gray background. Incomplete modules are gray, and completed modules are blue.

Other Questions?

Please contact securityawareness@fhsu.edu.

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