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Complete security training by Nov. 30

To help members of the university community be more careful with private information on computers, UGA has developed a series of training presentations, accessible by logging into the SecureUGA Web site,

All employees currently on the UGA payroll are required to complete four awareness modules by Nov. 30. This includes faculty, staff, administrators and all student workers, graduate assistants, research assistants, teaching assistants and work-study students.

The required modules explain “Security in the Workplace,” “Your Role in SecureUGA,” “What is Sensitive Data?” and “Securing Portable Electronic Devices.”

Each module has audio that should take less than five minutes to complete. It is not necessary to do all the modules at one time.

There are other modules that include important information related to information security at UGA, including a module entitled “E-mail and Web Security,” which provides information on avoiding phishing scams.

Although completion of the additional modules will be required in 2009, employees are encouraged to take the additional modules at their earliest convenience to receive full credit toward compliance with future participation requirements.

SecureUGA is comprised of three components: policy and procedures, technology and people. Policy sets the foundation to guide the process and action. Technological enhancements will build strong systems and infrastructure. The third and most important component, people, will be addressed via awareness, training and education.