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Stanford Information Security Academy

Stanford Information Security Academy (SISA) supports the ongoing professional growth of our system administrators and web developers.

2020 Courses

The mission of SISA is to develop 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 half-day classroom courses offered quarterly and free of charge. While there is no prerequisite to take Level 1 courses before Level 2, it is recommended that the courses be taken in that order.

LEVEL 1 Course Name Date Offered Register for COURSE
Information Security I 03/11/2020 CLOSED
Information Security I 06/10/2020 Register in STARS
Information Security I 09/25/2020 Register in STARS
Information Security I 12/11/2020 Register in STARS
Information Security I Online (self-paced) Register in STARS
LEVEL 2 Course Name Date Offered Register for COURSE
Splunk Search Party 07/16/2020 Register in STARS
Cybersecurity with Cloud Computing Online (self-paced) Register in STARS
Salesforce: Security Specialist Online (self-paced) Register at Salesforce Trailhead*
Salesforce: Develop Secure Web Apps Online (self-paced) Register at Salesforce Trailhead*
Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) Online (self-paced) Register at Qualys*
Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) Online (self-paced) Register at Qualys*
Web Application Security I 05/2020 TBD
Introduction to BigFix at Stanford TBD TBD
Incident Response TBD TBD
LEVEL 3 Course Name Date Offered Register for COURSE
Advanced BigFix at Stanford TBD TBD

System administrators and web developers will be asked to attend at least one training class annually, beginning with Information Security I, followed by other courses. Completion of at least one training class each calendar year will satisfy the annual training expectation of the Stanford Minimum Security Standards while supporting the professional development of these key staff. Participants may attend more than one course per year if so inclined and will have the option of progressing to varied subject matter specific training. 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.

Security education requirements can also be fulfilled through other training avenues not offered through the Information Security Office. If you have taken another course that is security relevant, please inform the Information Security Office and we will evaluate and apply credit as appropriate.

*To receive SISA credit for these courses you must email your certificate of completion to annie.stevens @ 


Topics Website
SCPD Course Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate
Cryptography I Cryptography I
Tools and Services University IT Security Services
Community of Practice Information Security CoP

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