It is essential for all College of Staten Island employees to maintain the integrity, accuracy, and privacy of all personal information of our students, faculty, and staff. Unfortunately, some CUNY schools have had incidents where private information has been accidentally disclosed or stolen. In order to avoid such incidents in the future, the University is asking all employees (including all of us here at the College of Staten Island) to complete online training. It is also important to read CUNY’s Security Policies, which inform you about your responsibilities regarding the use of CUNY owned computer hardware and software. In addition, the policies deal with the prevention of data security breaches at CUNY. It is important for you to know that, legally, the theft and/or loss of data are the responsibility both of the College and of the individual responsible for the security breach.

The best way to protect yourself and the College of Staten Island is to complete this Security Awareness course. Once you have read the attached documents and completed the course, please sign the Acknowledgment Form and return it to our Office of Human Resources in Building 1A, Room 204. I realize that this is a very busy time in our academic year, but please make every effort to do this as soon as possible. The University’s ambitious goal is for all CUNY employees to complete the course by Monday, March 28, 2011. 

If you have a problem accessing the Security Awareness course, please contact the HelpDesk by email or call at 718.982.3695. 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.