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New videos for UC Davis amp up your information security awareness in less than an hour

Keeping ahead of hackers, ID thieves and malware just became easier at UC Davis, now that the campus has bought access to a set of short, engaging and updated security videos from the SANS Institute, a company known for its high-quality IT security training. The videos help meet campus requests for improved security training, and are the first step of a larger security awareness program now in its planning stages.

The training is meant for everyone at UC Davis. Watching the core videos takes about 45 minutes, and can greatly reduce your odds of getting mugged online. In this Q&A, Dewight Kramer--information security consultant and coordinator of the Security Awareness Training Program--and Information Security Manager Tye Stallard lay out the details.


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