Training and Awareness
- Information Privacy Basics for State Employees
The Enterprise Privacy Office (EPO) has developed training to introduce agency personnel to basic privacy concepts and best practices. The training is available to many agencies through the South Carolina Enterprise Information System (SCEIS) MySCLearning learning management system. A Microsoft PowerPoint version is also available. Contact EPO at email@example.com for more information.
- Online Cybersecurity Training (FREE!)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a government-wide, online and on-demand cybersecurity training system designed to help the workforce maintain expertise and foster operational readiness. With courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, the system is available at no cost to users, and is accessible from any internet-enabled computer. State of South Carolina employees may self-register using their official .gov email address. Government contractors or state, local, tribal and territorial government employees who do not have a .gov, .mil or .fed.us email address, may self-register with the email address used for official government business. Once the system recognizes that you are not using a pre-approved government email address, you will be prompted with further instructions.
Division of State Human Resources InfoSec and Privacy Professional Development ProgramThe Division of State Human Resources has developed a Professional Development Program (PDP) as a critical step towards achieving an Information Security (InfoSec) and Privacy workforce equipped to execute daily tasks, proactively prevent incidents, and protect State citizens and information assets. The components of the PDP include InfoSec and Privacy roles and responsibilities, a competency model for InfoSec and Privacy roles, and position descriptions and a training plan for the InfoSec and Privacy workforce.
EPO Privacy Tips
- Paper Records (PPU-2015-01)
- Faxes and Copiers (PPU-2015-02)
- Privacy and Physical Security (PPU-2015-03)
- Providing Notice (PPU-2015-04)
- Information Sharing (PPU-2015-05)
- Cyber Security Awareness (PPU-2016-07)
- Phishing Don't Take the Bait (PPU-2016-08)
- Ransomware (PPU-2017-01)
- To Shred Or Not To Shred (PPU-2017-02)
- Data Lifecycle (PPU-2017-03)
- Privacy By Design (PPU-2017-04)
- The Benefits of Data Classification (PPU-2017-05)
Other Privacy Tips
- Federal Trade Commission – Tips and Advice
- South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs – Consumer Information
- PBS / SC ETV – “A Cyber Privacy Parable” Video
NOVA LABS Cybersecurity Lab – Training Videos, Quizzes and Games
IRS Disclosure Awareness Videos
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Glossary of Privacy Terms
SANS Glossary of Security Terms
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: What is the difference between privacy and security?
- Q: Why is privacy important?
- Q: What is data classification, and how will it advance agency privacy programs?
- Q: Isn’t privacy just something for my agency’s information technology (IT) department to worry about?
- Q: As an agency’s privacy liaison, what is a good way to get our privacy program started?
- Q: How can agency privacy liaisons find out more information?
- Q: I do not work for the government, but I want to learn more about privacy issues. Where can I get more information about protecting my personal information?
Q: Why is privacy important?
A: When privacy safeguards are not established and/or enforced, the risk of unauthorized use or access increases. Unauthorized access or use of personal information may lead to financial harm, the release of personally embarrassing information, or the misuse of health care benefits (medical identity theft).