University of California, Riverside


Information Security Training Available

Information Security Training available through UCR's Learning Management System (LMS)

Dear UCR Faculty & Staff:

The University of California, Riverside utilizes information technology and electronic systems broadly in support of its teaching, research, and public service missions.  Moreover, UCR's online systems are also critical enablers of effective and efficient business operations.  Given the ever increasing importance of information technology to day-to-day campus activities, it is vital that faculty and staff are aware of the security risks associated with the use of technology.  Additionally, campus stakeholders should have knowledge of the relatively straightforward "best practices" that can help ensure the security, privacy, and confidentiality of UC's electronic systems.

With the objective of enhancing the security of UC's information technology environment, the UC Office of the President recently released an Information Security Awareness course.  This course is designed to promote practices that will help prevent security breaches involving academic and administrative systems, including personal computing devices.  Importantly, most security breaches are the result of inaction and/or unintentional actions that can be prevented by following the aforementioned information security "best practices."

Please note that the Office of the President has provided funding to promote the deployment of this course.  UCR is therefore able to provide a limited number of gift cards for those individuals who complete the training over the next three months (March, April, May 2012).  Each month, five gift cards will be provided to faculty and staff who have taken the course within the UCR's Learning Management System (the gift cards will be distributed randomly to individuals who complete the 30-40 minute course during a particular month).  Those individuals receiving a gift card will be notified via e-mail, and more information concerning the security training and the gift card program can be found at

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.  Although C&C makes security of UCR's electronic data and systems a top priority, security is nevertheless a shared responsibility that deserves attention from all UCR faculty, staff, and students.  Thank you again for your support.

Larry McGrath
Senior Director for Technology Operations
Computing and Communications

Instructions for accessing the training are as follows

  1. Visit the R'Space portal (
  2.  Log in with your net ID and password
  3. Under your authorized applications list, click on "UC Learning Center (LMS)"
  4. Click on "Log In Now" and you should be taken to the "learner screen"
  5. In the search field, type in "information security" and click Go
  6. Click on "Information Security Awareness" and select Register
  7. Click Submit
  8. Click the Start button to launch the course

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541