July 1 marks the beginning of a new cybersecurity training year. While training for new hires is now live we have decided to hold off on releasing the training for those who are not new to Mount Royal. We are approaching things very differently this year and want to make sure everyone understands how the new program works before they are enrolled in the training.
So what are we doing differently? The new hires have the same training program we used last year. This ensures everyone who comes to campus knows the basics. This training is now live and ready for enrollment. If you didn’t finish your new hire cybersecurity awareness training last year, you will be re-enrolled in the same program again. However we are aware that taking training on the same subjects every year is getting a bit tiresome. So if you have taken training in the past, you will find a pre-test in your Security Education Platform My Assignments list. The questions in the pre-test are organized into categories. If you get one or more questions in each category wrong, you will be assigned training on that topic. If you get all the questions right, you will not have to do any cybersecurity training.
Unfortunately if you handle payment card data or are a high value target you will still have specialized training modules designed for your role that you will have to complete.
Even when you know how to be cybersafe, small reminders make being cybersafe easier. Starting November a new Cyber Guys video will be ready for viewing every month. These short 3 to 4 minute videos remind you how to avoid becoming a victim while tickling your funny bone. This is one time you can watch a funny video and not have your boss frown at you.
To view the videos, just login to the Security Education Platform. They will be in your My Assignment list. They are not mandatory to watch but we think they are just entertaining enough that you will want to. Unfortunately if you are a new hire, you will have to wait until next year to see the videos. That little treat is only available to those who have had training in the past.
- If you have new hires they can enroll and start their cybersecurity or PCI awareness training right away.
- If you didn’t finish your new hire cybersecurity awareness training last year, you will be enrolled in it again this year.
- If you have completed training in the past, you will take a pre-test to determine what training topics you will be assigned.
We really, really hope that all of you enjoy this new approach to training and find it helps you stay cybersafe. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to answer any questions.