Q. Why does EWU need security awareness training and who will participate?


A. A security awareness and training program is designed to help mitigate the risk of losing intellectual property, institutional data, and processing resources.  For the program to be effective, this responsibility must be shared amongst each employee at EWU.  In accordance with EWU Policy 203-01 and Washington State Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Policy and Standard 141.10, all employees are required to receive annual security awareness training.


Q. When can I take the training and how long will it take?


A. You can begin your training as soon as you receive your enrollment email. If you completed the training in 2020, you'll only need to complete a short refresher that takes about 8 minutes. Otherwise, the training takes about 40 minutes total and does not need to be completed in one sitting. You will have 8 weeks from the enrollment date to complete the training. You can also start your training by visiting https://training.knowbe4.com/


Q. Is the training mandatory?


A. Yes; all EWU employees are required to take this training annually.


Q. How do new employees get enrolled in training?


A. All new employees will automatically be enrolled in the course as part of their EWU account provisioning. An enrollment notification email will be sent to the new employee.


Q. Are student employees required to take the training?


A. No. Student employees are not currently licensed for the training.


Q. Who do I contact regarding any questions or concerns on information security or access to the training?


A. Email infosecurity@ewu.edu or contact the IT helpdesk