Please note, the information below applies to the current staff course.
All staff must complete the Information Security and Data Privacy training every 12 months to ensure the University is compliant with UK Data Protection legislation. It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. There is a test at the end which you are required to pass with a minimum score of 75%. There is no fee for the course.
The content is broken down into nine sections:
- Why do we need to protect information?
- Protecting against threats
- Data privacy and the law
- Accessing and sharing information
- Working securely
- Phishing and malware
- Bring your own device (BYOD)
- Cloud computing
- Reporting issues
Take the staff course
Please note, this course is ONLY for staff whose units are taking part in the Oxford Secure Pilot.
All staff must complete the Information Security and Data Privacy training every 12 months. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You will need to complete each section and pass the quiz at the end to complete the course. You will need a pass mark of 80% or above to have successfully completed the course. The course is free for staff and postgraduate students.
Please be aware: If you do not receive a Success Notice, please ensure you have completed the course from start to finish. Partial completion does not suffice.
More information on how to complete the course fully, can be found in our FAQs below.
The content is broken down into 10 sections:
- Information Classification
- Data Protection
- Accessing and Sharing Information
- Information Rights
- Working Securely
- Phishing and Malware
- Third Party Services
- Reporting Issues
- Course Quiz
Pilot staff course
FAQs for Pilot staff course
Accessiblity Statement for the Pilot staff training
Accessiblity Statement for MetaCompliance
Please note: If you handle university data as part of your studies or have been asked to provide a certificate to your department as proof of completion of the information security training, you should complete Staff course.
Students are invited to take this short course aimed at keeping you safe online at Oxford. It takes around 10 minutes to complete and consists of short videos about phishing and social media, the dangers of social networking and student scams.
There is also an interactive activity within the course which we are aware some people with accessibility issues may not be able to do, so we have also offered an accessible version of the course which replaces the interactive activity with a video which conveys the same information.
As a student at Oxford, it’s important you have the knowledge, life skills and resources to navigate the digital landscape securely and that you know how to play your part in protecting University systems. Understanding cyber security is not just a precaution, it's a necessity. You are not required to complete the student training course, but we would strongly encourage you to do so.
You will need to login using your SSO (Oxford Single Sign-On), with multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Please also visit the page for students for more information, resources, and practical steps towards a safer digital future.
This is the first time we have offered this training to students, so if you have any comments or feedback, please contact the Oxford Secure project team
For staff who want to review the student course, please contact Oxford Secure and we can add you to the Student Review Course.
Take the student training
Accessible version of the student training