11 units engaged in Security Awareness and Training Foundations Project Phase 1

Participants holding their awards

On Sept. 19, staff members from various tri-campus units came together to acknowledge the work they are doing to advance information security awareness at the University of Toronto. These members have been championing security awareness by onboarding their units onto the Security Awareness and Training (SAT) institutional platform. The gathering was an opportunity to recognize their efforts and build tri-campus security awareness support.

This event also marked the end of Phase 1 of the Security Awareness and Training (SAT) Foundations Project. Recognizing the importance of information security, 11 units from across all three campuses took part in the Phase 1 pilot, where they completed comprehensive training modules on the SAT platform. These modules covered a wide range of topics, from identifying phishing attempts to safeguarding sensitive data. The feedback from this phase will help inform future phases.

Here is the list of participating units:

  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts & Science, IITS
  • Faculty of Arts & Science, Computer Science
  • Department of Medicine
  • Information Security, ITS
  • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office
  • Faculty of Arts & Science, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

These participating units were awarded plaques to thank them for their commitment to building a more secure and resilient community.

Completion of this phase brings us one step closer to our goal of equipping the U of T community with the knowledge needed to protect themselves and thus the University against security threats.

The team now moves onto Phase 2, which will run from October 2023 to March 2024. During this phase, appointed staff from participating units will be onboarded to the project. The project team is also providing a prize incentive to the first 20 units to join the program and the first 50 participants to complete the training.

For more information, contact Ben Akhirevbulu, Project Manager, at benjamin.akhirevbulu@utoronto.ca.