Employees are reminded to complete mandatory Data Security Training

Have you completed the new annual mandatory Data Security Training? More than 22 percent of 25,748 university employees have. Impacted employees include faculty, staff, student employees, and no-pay employees, including retirees.

Developed by the Office of Information Technology and campus affiliates, the training focuses on cybersecurity awareness topics critical to the university, including phishing, two-factor authentication (2FA) and mobile device security. You are reminded to complete the training module, which is one of many IT resources that can help reduce human error — the leading cause of compromised systems.

If you received the REPORTER training notification during the week of Feb. 4, you are required to:

  • complete the 20-minute training module or read the alternate transcript within 60 days.
  • pass the module’s assessment to demonstrate cybersecurity and awareness within the same 60-day timeframe.

New employees will have to complete the training within the first 30 days of their employment.

After successfully completing the mandatory Data Security Training, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. You will receive email reminders until you have completed the training.

Campus supervisors must verify that their employees have completed the training module. See A Manager’s Guide to Checking Activity for detailed instructions on viewing training records.

If you have questions about the new mandatory Data Security Training, please contact the NC State Help Desk at help@ncsu.edu or 919.515.4357 (HELP).