Building a security-aware culture

Information Security Awareness Training: building a security aware culture

The University of Toronto (U of T) has partnered with Canadian Internet Registration Authority and ORION to pilot a Information Security Awareness Training platform for delivering information security awareness courses.

The Information Security Awareness Training pilot is part of our larger efforts to build a security-aware culture across the University and equip staff, faculty and students with the knowledge needed to protect themselves and the University against security threats, says Kalyani Khati, Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives. 

The training pilot was launched on Nov. 24 and is expected to run until February 2022. The participants will be given access to a training platform meant to provide general security awareness training to end-users with varying levels of security knowledge. The goal of the pilot is to collect participant feedback on the quality and value of the courses and to test the viability of the platform.

Approximately 150 faculty and staff members from various divisions within the tri-campus community are participating in the pilot. Their feedback and input will help guide decisions and plans to provide security training to the wider U of T community.

Stay tuned for further updates about the training pilot.