Secure UD Training

Secure UD Training

University of Delaware Information Technologies and Human Resources have partnered to offer new and improved Secure UD Training in ConnectingU, the University's learning portal. Start your training today by visiting ConnectingU!

Our community and our University are targeted by hackers every day. Cybercriminals are looking for any way to get at our systems, research data, intellectual property, and personal information. Our collective security depends on our individual actions; each of us has the power to protect ourselves, each other, and our institution from cyberattack.

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, our community, and our University from cyber risks. 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.

Secure UD Training has been updated and improved for 2020. As with previous years, training is released in two phases:

  1. Phase I is available until September 18, 2020.
  2. Phase II will be released on September 21, 2020.

Emails about Secure UD Training will be sent from noreply@sumtotalsystems on behalf of the Learning System Administrator. This is a change from previous years. If you don't see your training emails, check your junk or spam folder. Remember, you can always log in to training through this page; if you're not sure about the information in a training email, you can come here to log in and verify your training status.

Join us in committing to a secure UD; complete your training today!


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Secure UD Training help

For more information about how Secure UD Training works and how you can get the most out it, read the information below.

Logging in

Secure UD Training is accessed through ConnectingU, the University's learning portal. A link to ConnectingU is always available from this webpage.

ConnectingU uses the University of Delaware's Central Authentication Service. Sign in to ConnectingU using your UDelNet ID and password, plus your two-factor authentication (2FA) code.

Self-enrolling in training

Most staff and faculty members are automatically enrolled in Secure UD Training. Employees who are not automatically enrolled (AFSCME employees or undergraduate student workers), but would like to take Secure UD Training, can use these instructions to self-enroll in training.

Training phases

Secure UD Training is released in two phases throughout the year. This approach helps organize training into more convenient chunks. Each phase consists of

  • a core curriculum of featured training courses
  • access to our extended training library, which includes optional lessons and activities.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to complete each phase of training as it becomes available.

Training courses

Secure UD Training is modular and self-paced. Each course consists of a brief 2-5 minute video and may recommend other security resources.

Enrolled employees are assigned a set of core courses that cover topics relevant to a broad range of University information security needs. You'll also have access to our extended library of optional training courses, and you can complete any that interest you.

Because Secure UD Training is modular, you may pause training at any time and resume later.

Completing training and getting your certificate

In order to complete a phase of training, you need to complete all of the required core courses. You can rewatch completed courses if you like, but you only need to complete them once.

When you complete a phase of training, you'll receive an email notification from noreply@sumtotalsystems.com (Learning System Administrator) with a Certificate of Completion documenting your commitment to awareness and to our community's security.

Everyone is encouraged to make training completion a goal; be your unit's security champion! (Secure UD Training looks great on performance appraisals, too!)

Compliance-based training

Some unit heads may require their employees to complete certain training courses based on their job responsibilities. For example, employees working with Protected Health Information (PHI) subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be required to complete the HIPAA training course.

Your unit head will let you know about any specialized training requirements in your unit.

You may also choose to complete optional training courses that you feel will help you be more effective in your role.

Requesting completion reports (unit heads)

Unit heads may request a report of training completion within their units by submitting a service request.

Contact support

If you have questions about Secure UD Training, contact the IT Support Center by emailing AskIT@udel.edu.

If you're experiencing interruptions in training, try launching training in an up-to-date version of Google Chrome. If you need assistance installing or updating Google Chrome on your work computer, contact the IT Support Center.