Learn, Do, Secure

The University is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information relating to students, faculty and staff, and other business information and IT systems that support its operations.  

One of the ways to achieve this is to provide awareness training to users of the University’s Information Technology Resources (ITR) on information security threats and risks, and ways to combat them to keep the University secure. The objective of the information security awareness training is to reduce the risk of human error that could result in data breaches and other information security incidents and to help users comply with NEIU IT policies and relevant legislation.

Users include students, faculty, staff, and other members of the University's community with access to these resources.

On this page, you can access the University’s awareness training platform (KnowBe4) to complete your assigned training modules. You will also find useful resources that will educate you on how to make information security practice part of your daily work habits to keep University data safe, as well as your personal information. 

Awareness training is mandatory for faculty and staff.  

The University's awareness training platform (KnowBe4) is updated periodically with new courses, quizzes, games, and other learning activities that can help you to be cyber-smart. These updates will be communicated to staff and faculty and may be available as optional training modules. 

My responsibility

All users of the University's ITR play an important role and have the responsibility to keep these resources secure. To properly carry out this responsibility, users should be aware of information security threats and the risks associated and follow good practices.  

  • Complete the Awareness Training Course.
  • Read and understand the University’s IT Policies.
  • Familiarize yourself with other awareness resources on the information security web pages and the KnowBe4 awareness and training platform.
  • If you suspect a data breach or think your user account has been compromised, report it as soon as possible to helpdesk@neiu.edu or call (773) 442-4357.