University IT is pleased to introduce the Stanford Information Security Academy (SISA), with the mission of developing cybersecurity expertise among Stanford’s system administrators and web developers in appreciation of the critical role they play in protecting our systems and data.
At the foundation of SISA is a set of full-day classroom courses offered quarterly and free of charge beginning later this month. For its inaugural year, we are offering four courses:
• Information Security I
• Linux Server Security I
• Windows Server Security I
• Web Application Security I
System administrators and web developers will be asked to attend two classes annually, beginning with “Information Security I” followed by one of the other three. Completion of these two courses will satisfy the annual training expectation while supporting the professional development of these key staff. Participants can attend more than two courses if so inclined and will have the option of progressing to increasingly advanced and varied training each year.
Registration for these courses is now open in STARS. Enrollment is limited. Course dates will be added for future quarters.
SISA will extend beyond the core classes, with periodic suggested readings sent to participants, communities of practice, brown bag sessions, continuing education recommendations, and additional training opportunities. Our hope is that participants will gain and maintain an information security mindset, employing cybersecurity best practices in their work and fully utilizing the many security resources provided by Stanford.