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 Information Security Training Now Available Through WebCT Vista

By Gabe Marshall, CITC Information Security Analyst

Information security in the workplace can often seem perplexing, leading most employees to quickly dismiss its relevance to their job function.  Others may understand the basics of information security, but they assume that security incidents do not occur often enough to spend their time learning how to prevent them.

The truth of the matter is that incidents occur quite often, and the vast majority of these incidents can be easily prevented if best practices and UNT policies are followed.

As an employee, you are responsible for safeguarding the data you interact with. Your network manager provides help with safeguarding the data, but there are still some things you need to know, especially if you work with sensitive data frequently.

Fortunately, CITC Information Security has recently released an information security short course for UNT faculty and staff, which can be accessed through WebCT Vista. The course entitled “Defensive Computing” was designed to quickly go over the important topics of security, and should take no longer than an hour to complete.

For information on signing up for this course individually or registering your department to take it, contact Gabe Marshall at or dial ext: 4062.

Additional security training information can be found at our website,


Originally published, May 2008 --  Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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