Under the provisions of the Massachusetts data security law and regulations (201 CMR 17.00) the College is required to provide security training to all employees. The training focuses on the protection of PII (personally identifiable information) as well as the handling of College-sensitive data and the protection of accounts, passwords, computers, and networks. Typically we recommend employees attend the training when starting work at Amherst. Current employees may opt to retake the training at any time as a refresher or if their work responsibilites change. The training also has been updated recently to include information about phishing and fraud emails and Internet safety.
All new employees are required to attend information security training in order to receive their Amherst account information. Employees may set their passwords at the training and must show a photo ID to do so.
Consult the IT Training and Events Calendar to see when the next training will be offered.