Information Security Awareness Training

  • All employees of the University of Regina are encouraged to complete information security awareness training.
  • Managers, directors, and deans are also encouraged to direct employees in a unit to complete this training.
  • All users managing or administering sensitive or restricted University data should complete this training.
The most comprehensive, well-thought-out and executed information security policy and can be defeated by a single end-user mistake. Organizations today have invested in computer security technologies, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, yet the most significant security risk remains the human factor.

Information Security Awareness Training is designed to raise awareness about information security, good information security practices, and related policy to help prevent unintentional compromises of sensitive information and computing systems. Adopting behaviours that protect information benefits all members of the University community.

Training Outline

This free online course is available via UR Courses. It is self paced, and takes approximately 1.5 hours.

There are various true/false and multiple choice quiz questions that are required to be completed to progress through the course.

Once you have completed the course you will be able to view and print your certificate of completion.

Topics Covered


  • Security Message
  • Course Objectives
  • Information Security Defined
  • Information Security Policy

Risks and Threats

  • Risk Management
  • The Threat
  • Malware Prevention

Administrative and Technical Controls

  • Access Control
  • System Authentication
  • Password Selection

Acceptable System Use

  • Business Use of E-mail
  • Business Use of Internet
  • Software Piracy - Business Risk
  • Portable Devices
  • Working in Public Places
  • Wireless Access Points

Privacy and Confidential Information

  • Handling Confidential Information
  • PCI Overview
  • Storage & Transmission of Cardholder Data
  • Disposal and re-use of Hardware

Identity Theft and Social Engineering

  • Physical Security Overview
  • Identity Theft
  • Phishing
  • The Human Factor
  • The Phone Call
  • Handling Suspicious Requests

Incident Response

  • Recognizing and Reporting a Security Incident
  • Incident Response
  • Recovery Planning

Register in Free Online Information Security Awareness Training

To enroll in the information security awareness training course, please complete the below form with your information. Once the registration request has been submitted, you will be enrolled and receive an email once instruction on how to access and complete the course.