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IT Security Awareness and Training

Service Description

Awareness and training is an important aspect of any security program. This service is available to all university faculty and staff to facilitate user cybersecurity awareness through course training and applied testing.

Training Courses

Awareness courses help educate employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and regulatory compliance. In some cases, training is a requirement, such as with research involving restricted data. In other cases, a person, lab, or department may decide to train its users as a best practice.  Both required and optional training can be administered and customized based on trainee needs.

Examples of available training courses are:

  • Email and Phishing
  • Browsing Safely and Social Networks
  • Passwords and Encryption
  • Data Security
  • International Travel
  • Compliance and Regulations (e.g. PII, PCI, ITAR, HIPAA)
  • Protecting Your Kids Online
  • Creating a Cyber Secure Home

Simulated Phishing Test

Managers can also request a simulated phishing test. A phish is a social engineering technique that uses a seemingly legitimate email message or website to attempt to trick a user into giving personal information, such as a social security number (SSN). This service would find out how many employees are phish-prone and train them to make better choices. 

These services can be requested by any Vanderbilt University personnel.

Support Contacts

IT Security Risk & Compliance

Service Charges or Fees

There are currently no service charges or fees for this service. 

Requesting Service

IT Security and Awareness Training Request 

What You Can Request

IT Security Awareness Training Request
Simulated Phishing Test 

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