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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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Resources for working remotely and on campus can be found on OIT'sAlternative Operation Resourcespage.

Information Security Training for Students

What is Student Information Security Training?

This is an optional, no-credit course that will appear in the dashboard of WebCampus for enrolled students. It will teach students valuable skills to keep their information secure online. Information security awareness is imperative for protecting your information and ensuring the security of the entire University community. Being skilled at creating strong passwords, monitoring accounts that store your information, recognizing information security threats, and being aware of how and where your personal data is stored and tracked are key skills. These skills are more important now than ever as digital information and electronic devices are essential in our daily lives.

Who has access?

This training is specifically for students.  It is currently only available to freshmen enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester. It will automatically appear on the enrolled student's dashboard on WebCampus.

Is this course mandatory?

No, this is an optional, no-credit course. It is intended to teach students valuable skills to protect themselves and the University community online.

How does it work?

Students can take any or all of the modules in whichever order they would like. Modules consist of training videos and built-in quizzes. Progress will be stored; so if the student has to exit a module before completion, the system will prompt them to return to where they left off the next time they enter that same module.

What courses are available?

This focus for Students has the following available courses grouped by theme:

  • General Security Awareness
  • Topic Focused
  • Series

Topics covered include:

  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Social Engineering
  • Physical Security
  • Types of Threats & What to Look For
  • Social Media Risks
  • Password Security
  • Tips and Best Practices

Protecting yourself and the University community is of the highest priority to the University of Nevada, Reno.  So make the most of these resources to make your student experience with us a safe one!

For questions, or to request accessible PDFs, please contact the OIT Support Center by clicking "Get Help" at the top of this page. 

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