Upcoming Security Training Requirement
February 2, 2021 10:34 AM


Technology Services Privacy and Security has developed a new online, self-paced security awareness training program. The goals are encouraging learning and better protecting you and the University from cyber threat.

Beginning in July 2021 all faculty, staff, and researchers will be required to complete annual security, privacy and data awareness training. The University is requiring such training because:

  • We wish to help the campus community stay current and aware so that individuals do not become victims, inadvertently mishandle data, or go astray of policies or laws.
  • Not having such a training program impacts potential access to both federal and private sector grants. There are increasing requirements and industry standards from external partners to confirm that the University requires annual awareness training. 

Throughout the spring semester, we will do a soft launch of the program and training will be optional. I encourage everyone to take one or more of the trainings over the next few months. The information presented benefits individuals inside and outside of work. We welcome all feedback related to improving the experience. Provide feedback to securitytraining@uillinois.edu.


Joe Barnes
Chief Privacy & Security Officer

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