October 27, 2023

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month so it's an appropriate time for CU to implement a new frequency requirement for its online (Skillsoft) Information Security Awareness training.

Formerly known as Information Security and Privacy Awareness, the course was previously required to be completed by new employees within 60 days of hire. Now, all faculty, staff, and student employees must complete the Skillsoft course every two years in addition to taking the course within 60 days of hire. (The course content and quiz are updated annually.) As noted by CU President Saliman in the introduction to the course, " ... all of us have a responsibility to be aware of and mitigate online threats to CU's operations and information assets so we can focus on our critical work ... " 

The OUC has revised the often-visited Access & Training Requirements pages on our website to reflect the new course title and frequency requirement. Completing the Information Security Awareness course and passing the quiz are required to obtain access to the PeopleSoft Finance System and to the CU Marketplace eprocurement system.

For more information on the training, or on information security awareness in general: Visit the Office of Information Security's webpages addressing Information Security Course Compliance FAQs and Awareness.

For questions about access and training requirements for financial systems: Visit the OUC's website on Access & Training Requirements, or contact FSS@cu.edu