Secure UD Training
In light of ongoing developments in the digital landscape, the University of Delaware stresses the importance of cyber security. Safe information handling and computer use must be practiced by everyone. Anyone can be the victim of cyber-attacks, and even a single vulnerability can be exploited to compromise an entire organization's assets. Employees are one of an organization's best assets for ensuring information security; you are the first line of defense. As such, the University of Delaware has adopted an awareness training program to arm you with knowledge to improve computer, network, and data security.
Secure UD Training is a security awareness resource for University employees. It empowers employees by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and our community from cyberthreats. Its modular, online, self-paced design makes it easy to complete during lunches or between emails, and the skills it cultivates are applicable throughout your life, whether at home, in the office, or abroad.
Following last year's format, 2017 Secure UD Training will be delivered in phases that organize training modules into shorter, more convenient chunks.
- Phase I of 2017 Secure UD Training was released in February and was available through the spring 2017 semester and the summer 2017 term.
- Phase II is being released during the first week of October and will be available for the fall semester 2017 and the winter 2018 term.
Emails about Secure UD Training come from "firstname.lastname@example.org"—if you don't see your training emails, check your junk or spam folder.
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Secure UD Training help
For more information about Secure UD Training works and how you can get the most out it, read the information below.
Secure UD Training is accessed through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosted at securingthehuman.org/udel. A link to the Secure UD VLE is always available in the quick links sidebar on the left side of this website.
Secure UD Training uses the University of Delaware's Shibboleth Single Sign-On service. Sign in to Secure UD Training using your UDelNet ID and password.
The Secure UD VLE is an online training center that allows you to take Secure UD Training and monitor your progress. Each VLE is personalized for its user and contains the user's assigned training modules. Secure UD Training is hosted at securingthehuman.org/udel.
Secure UD Training is modular and self-paced. Each training module consists of a video and a brief quiz; some modules also include supplemental material. Enrolled employees are assigned a set of core modules that cover topics relevant to a broad range of University information security needs. Users are encouraged to request additional modules of interest, and supervisors may request additional modules for their employees, by using the module request form.
Because Secure UD Training is modular, you may pause training at any time and resume later. You may also take your training modules in any order you wish, but it is recommended that you follow the order in which the modules are displayed because some training modules reference or build upon earlier modules.
After completing a training module, you will be prompted to either rewatch the training video or continue your training. Selecting the option to continue your training will take you back to your VLE home and the list of training modules. From here, you can select another module or log out of your training session.
To resume training, log in to your VLE and select a training module.
If you need further assistance, or if you have a question about the VLE or about Secure UD Training, click the "Contact Support" link on your VLE page. Alternatively, you may submit a help request.
Remember to log out of your VLE when you are finished with your current training session.
Secure UD Training is modular and self-paced. Each training module consists of a video and a brief quiz; some modules also include supplemental material. Enrolled employees are assigned 3 sets of training modules at three different times during the year. Training modules cover topics relevant to a broad range of University information security needs. Additional modules of interest may be requested by using the module request form.
Because Secure UD Training is modular, training may be paused and resumed at any time. Training modules may be taken in any order, but it is recommended that modules be taken in the order presented because some training modules reference or build upon earlier modules.
After completing a training module, options are presented to either rewatch the training video or continue with training. Selecting the option to continue with training will return to the VLE home and the list of training modules. From the VLE home, you may select modules or log out of your training session.
To resume training, log in to the VLE and select a desired training module.
After logging in to the Secure UD VLE, a library of assigned and available training videos will be displayed. Videos vary in length and are usually between two and five minutes long. Each video focuses on a single topic in computer and information security.
Clicking on a video link will open a web-based media player in your current browser window. This media player gives you basic controls, such as the ability to pause, change the volume, expand the window, enable/disable captioning (by default, captioning is enabled for all videos), exit, show shortcuts, and show/hide transcript.
A short quiz will follow each video to check whether you've understood the material. Each quiz consists of three multiple-choice questions about the related video. If all three questions are correctly answered, that module will be marked as completed. An incorrectly answered question may be resubmitted, or you may be given the option to rewatch the training video.
All three quiz questions must be answered correctly to complete a training module.
To complete some modules, review of additional information may be required, such as a related policy page on the IT site. If a module has supplemental material, you will be prompted to review it after completing the module's training quiz.
Secure UD Training is a modular system; training is divided into topical videos that each enrolled employee can complete at his or her own pace. A list of assigned modules will be displayed in the Secure UD VLE. Employees enrolled in Secure UD Training are initially assigned a set of core modules. Additional modules, including modules from previous phases of Secure UD Training, may be requested using the module request form.
Users will receive their Certificates of Completion after completing all of the assigned modules in a set.
If you have questions about your assigned training modules, please submit a help request.
To complete Secure UD Training, you must view all assigned training videos, pass all training quizzes, and review all supplemental material. You can check your number of completed modules and total modules on the left side of the Secure UD VLE.
Upon program completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion via email. The link to the Certificate of Completion in this email will only work for you and will not display the Certificate of Completion for anyone else. Save the Certificate of Completion as a PDF and forward the document to your supervisor to confirm that you have concluded your Secure UD Training.
To help ensure that employees are aware of their responsibilities and equipped to protect University information, supervisors are encouraged to have employees who are tasked with handling University information include completing Secure UD Training as a goal on their performance appraisal forms.
Requesting additional Secure UD Training modules
Anyone with access to Secure UD Training may request additional modules, including modules from previous phases of Secure UD Training, for themselves using the module request form.
Unit heads who would like to add a Secure UD Training module (either mandatory or recommended) to their unit's training assignments can use the above form and specify unit-wide assignment in the Notes field.
Requesting access to Secure UD Training
Employees who would like to request access to Secure UD Training for themselves may email email@example.com.
Unit heads who would like to request access to Secure UD Training for employees in their units may download and complete the bulk user add form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in the email whether the users will need access to any additional modules.
The Secure UD Training bulk user add form has the following fields. Please complete all fields in the form.
- firstname: The user's first name
- lastname: The user's last name
- email: The user's "@udel.edu" email address (please do not use department addresses)
- your own reference (optional): The user's UD ID#
- department (optional): The user's department code
- uid: The user's "@udel.edu" email address (this is the same as the email field).
If further assistance is needed, and for questions about the VLE or about Secure UD Training, click the "Contact Support" link on the VLE page. Alternatively, you may email email@example.com.
Remember to log out of the VLE when finished with the current training session.