Complete the Information Security Education Program!

Posted October 2nd, 2017 at 11:50 am.

Current College community members are responsible for reviewing key College policies and completing a series of instructional activities geared towards helping all community members attain mastery of the College’s Information Security Competencies.

Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. With both cyber and physical information security attacks increasing in complexity and frequency, it is crucial to continue to build and refresh our knowledge and skills around preventing, recognizing, and responding to information security threats.

What am I responsible for doing?

Community members are responsible for completing the activities within the Information Security Education Program Moodle course in which they are enrolled. These activities may consist of reviewing College policies and guidelines, viewing a series of short videos (Securing the Human), and/or completing the InfoSec Self-Evaluation (InfoSec Trek). The activities you are responsible for completing are based on your participation in last year’s program. Community members who completed the full program last year are not required to view the Securing the Human videos. If you have any questions regarding what you’re responsible for completing, contact your Dean or supervisor.

InfoSec Trek is a self-evaluation/game designed to help you test your InfoSec skills in a fun way! See the bottom of this post for more information on Securing the Human and the InfoSec Trek.

The following individuals are exempt from completing any program activities this year:

  • First Year students who had completed the program before arriving to campus
  • New faculty who had completed the program this summer/fall

All other College community members are responsible for completing the program by 11/1.

How do I access the Information Security Education Program?

To access the program:

  • Navigate to https://moodle.brynmawr.edu/login/index.php
  • Enter your BMC username (without the “@brynmawr.edu”) and password – click Log in
  • All of the courses you have access to are listed on the left side of the screen under “Navigation” and “My courses.” Locate and click on the course titled “Information Security Education Program 0xx” to enter the course. Note: the “0xx” signifies which section of the InfoSec Ed Program you are enrolled in. If you are enrolled in more than one section, please contact the Help Desk (help@brynmawr.edu, x7440).

Screenshot of the Moodle navigation menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will I know when I’ve completed the required activities?

Upon completion of the required activities within your InfoSec Education Program Moodle course, you will be awarded the InfoSec Master digital badge. To check if you’ve earned the badge, visit the Manage badges page in Moodle: https://moodle.brynmawr.edu/badges/mybadges.php

Are there more detailed instructions?

Yes! Instructions for navigating and completing the materials are posted in your Information Security Education Program Moodle course.

If you experience any trouble accessing or navigating the Infosec Education Program, contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or x7440.

What is Securing the Human and the InfoSec Trek?

  • Securing the Human is an InfoSec awareness video training program created by SANS, one of the leading providers of Information Security training and education. Securing the Human is used by a broad range of clients, including corporations, governments, as well as other Colleges and Universities. Read more at www.securingthehuman.org.
  • The InfoSec Trek is an interactive way for all community members to self-evaluate their mastery of the College’s Information Security Competencies. In the Trek, loosely based on the classic computer game, Oregon Trail, you will guide a team of 3 companions as you drive cross-country to present at a conference in Oregon City. Your InfoSec skills will be tested along the way! However, don’t worry — the results of InfoSec Trek will not affect your academic or employment status in any way.

 

 

Filed under: Announcements Tags: by Andrew Mantuano

Comments are closed.