Security Awareness Training

EMU has licensed the Security Mentor cybersecurity awareness training program for 2020-2022. The program will deliver twelve training modules to all employees over the course of two years. Employees will receive their first training assignment in mid-September 2020. Each training assignment will be due approximately 30 days after assignment. Training assignments are interactive and require an average of 5-15 minutes to complete each assigned module.

How do I login to the Security Mentor training?

The assignments will be made through the University's Bridge Training Platform. (Please note: Assignments will not be visible until you receive the assignment notification email from Bridge.) To access the Bridge Training platform:

  1. Login to my.emich.edu with your NetID.
  2. Click the Employee tab.
  3. Locate the section on the right labeled "eTraining".
  4. Click the EMU Learning Management Systems (LMS) link.
  5. Click "My Learning".
  6. Locate the assigned module and click to start the module.
  7. You must complete all pages all the way through for the module to be marked as complete.

How do I learn more about Phishing Simulations?

I.T. Security publishes markups of each phishing simulation for your review. The markups will help to suggests the red flags of those messages which might suggest the message was not legitimate.

Anticipated Training Topics and Schedule

  • August 2021 – Computer Security
  • September 2021 – Passwords
  • November 2021 – Office Security
  • January 2022 – Social Networking
  • February 2022 – Information Protection
  • March 2022 – Reporting Incidents

Common Questions and Answers

  • Who will be enrolled in the program?

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    All faculty, lecturers and regular staff and will be enrolled in the program.

  • How will program results and data be used?

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    Assignment completion data will be reported to the executive team to facilitate helping everyone complete the program. Results may also be used to customize assignments or program options where one or more groups may benefit from additional information or training.

    Anonymized statistical, aggregate and/or summary analysis data about program participation and results may be publicly released and used in publications. Data that identifies one or more individuals or employment classes will not be publicly released.

  • Why are we requiring this training?

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    Computer security threats represent a risk for employees both at the office and at home. This training is intended to help all of us all better understand cyber security and thus reduce the risk of being victimized. Recognizing and avoiding cybersecurity risks will avoid loss of money, time and data while also avoiding extra stress both at work and at home.

    As just one example, it is estimated that the cost of phishing in lost employee productivity runs about $180 per employee per year. At EMU, that estimate approaches $400,000 in annual lost productivity.

Program Contact

[email protected] or Rocky Jenkins at [email protected]

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