Privacy and Information Security | University of Illinois

Security Training

The University of Illinois offers several computer security training options for University employees.

Computer Security Training

CITES Security offers a monthly in-person training session, open to all University employees, about the basics of computer security. Topics covered include passwords, malware, identity theft and campus security policies. This training can also be scheduled by University departments for department-specific training. For more information, including the schedule for upcoming training sessions, please visit the Computer Security Training page.

Working With Sensitive Data

CITES Security regularly offers training that teaches University employees the proper ways to work with the University's sensitive data. This training is offered publicly to all University employees every other month. In addition, departments that regularly work with sensitive data are encouraged to schedule training with CITES Security that can be tailored to the deparment. For more information, including the schedule for upcoming public training sessions, please visit the Sensitive Data Orientation page.

FERPA Training

The Office of the Registrar offers exceptional in-person and online training for faculty and staff that work with student records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) creates federal requirements to help protect student privacy, and all University employees are expected to follow those requirements. To find out more about the Office of the Registrar's FERPA training, visit the FERPA Training Page.