Division of Technology

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 privacy.office@admin.sc.gov for more information.
  • Online Cybersecurity Training (FREE!)
    Link: https://fedvte.usalearning.gov 
    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 Program
    The 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

Other Privacy Tips



Note: These links provide general definitions for privacy and security terms. Be aware that specific laws and regulations may define these terms differently. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: As an agency’s privacy liaison, what is a good way to get our privacy program started?

A: First, providing privacy training to agency staff is one of the most important components of all privacy programs. Privacy is the responsibility of everyone at the agency because any employee could have access to sensitive data. As privacy liaison, you want to make sure your staff knows how to handle and manage data during the performance of their job duties. For example, if employees access or use sensitive information during their workday, they should be instructed to always lock their workstation computer when away from their office. If someone finds a document left in a common area of the office, or receives an email by mistake, they should know the appropriate procedures for reporting the incident, returning the information to the data owner, disposing of the information appropriately, and/or informing their supervisor (or you, as the privacy liaison).

Second, complete your data classification. Go to our Policy and Guidance page for further information.
Third, conduct privacy impact assessments on high risk business processes using the template and guidance found here, http://admin.sc.gov/technology/enterprise-privacy/policy-and-guidance.
And fourth, ensure EPO has been notified that you are your agency’s privacy liaison. Send us an email at privacy.office@admin.sc.gov.
EPO will be providing resources on this website and hosting events for agency privacy liaisons. Check our calendar page frequently. Until then, take a look at our Training and Awareness page, and contact us any time to discuss more.