Cybersecurity training and updated policies now available

Last week Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Information Technology and Chief Financial Officer Brett Sweet announced a new university initiative to strengthen cybersecurity across the institution and emphasized the importance of active participation in this effort by every member of our One Vanderbilt community.

Vanderbilt University Information Technology has now published a cybersecurity training course to prepare the VU community to participate in this initiative. All Vanderbilt community members are strongly encouraged to complete the course to learn steps they can take to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and the university from cybersecurity threats.

Training course

The Foundational Cybersecurity Training for Vanderbilt Employees is available in Oracle Learning and comprises a series of brief video-based activities that discuss cybersecurity essentials, such as defending against malware, identifying phishing attacks, protecting your privacy and securing sensitive data.

To get started, access the course in Oracle. (Note: Remember to sign in to Oracle via Company Single Sign-On.) Certain community members will be required to complete this training based on their roles and responsibilities; users with required assignments will receive notification either via Oracle or from their supervisor.

Updated information security policies

In addition, Vanderbilt’s policies regarding Information Security and Appropriate Use of Technology Assets also have been updated to enhance the university’s governance processes and to include consideration of new technologies. These policies are available for review via the Oracle knowledge base. (Remember to sign in to Oracle via Company Single Sign-On.)

The cybersecurity training course also provides users with links to these updated policies for their review and confirmation.