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Dear Colleagues,

As we all know, the online space has risks. Evidenced by several recent high-profile incidents, universities continue to be targets of cyber-attacks and data breaches. People across campus have been contacting us with questions on how to stay safe online both at work and at home.  In order to build awareness of online risks and educate our community on preventative measures, UNIT has made available a series of IT Security Awareness Videos.

These videos are brief and easily digestible, and cover topics including: creation of a strong password, avoiding phishing scams, protecting your email and IM, mobile device security, safe social networking practices, and protecting your home computer. There are ten technology-centered “basic training” videos we strongly encourage you to view. Each video is about 3 minutes, and viewing them all will take about ½ hour. Please note, you do not have to view all ten in one session.  

After viewing the basic training videos, more advanced optional videos are available, including important compliance-related topics; they too are only about 3 minutes each. The goal of the IT Security Awareness Videos is to provide the tools and additional awareness you need to protect yourself—and our community—in the information-technology world.

You may access these videos in the Blackboard portal:

1.      Go to Villanova University’s Blackboard website.

2.      Log in using your University username and password.

3.      Click on IT Security Awareness Program under My Organization on the right-side of the page.

4.      On the IT Security Awareness Program page, you’ll find a brief overview. View the Security Awareness Video to unlock 10 Training Videos to increase your awareness of technology security.

5.      Should you choose to view more videos beyond the Basic Training, watching all 10 will open up more Advanced Training videos, covering topics such as cloud computing, Wi-Fi security, and data encryption.

I hope you find the information in these videos helpful. If you have further questions, please contact support@villanova.edu.

Thank you,
Steve 

Stephen Fugale 
Vice President & Chief Information Officer | Villanova University

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