Training and Awareness Policy


To provide Pomona College with guidance in developing and implementing the appropriate protective safeguards to support the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Pomona College assets and information.


Pomona College faculty, staff, students, and appropriate third-parties are provided information security awareness education. Pomona College faculty and staff are adequately trained to perform their information security-related duties and responsibilities consistent with related policies, procedures, legal requirements, regulations, and agreements. To accomplish this, Pomona College has implemented an information security awareness program that discusses common security shortcomings that can be strengthened through individual action. Pomona College reviews the information security awareness program annually and appropriate updates are applied based on the findings of the annual reviews. Pomona College requires faculty and staff to verify annually that they have completed their information security awareness training and are aware of their data security responsibilities and Pomona College’s information security policies.


  • Pomona College administers general security training that is used to enhance information security awareness for faculty, staff and students.
  • Training may include the following: posters, email advisories, log-on screen messages, classroom training or E-Learning
  • Pomona College offers role-based training to authorized users with privileged rights to minimize administrative privileges and utilization of administrative accounts only when required.
  • Physical and information security personnel are given specific training based upon the needs of their roles

Training and Awareness Policy Details [pdf]