23 February 2024

Have you completed your Information Security and Data Protection 2024 course?

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Our 2024 Information Security and Data Protection course is now available - please take the course on GOLD before Wednesday 28 February.

This course is mandatory and all Glasgow Life colleagues are required to take it each year to comply with our core IT policies.

Why is information security important?

Information security is a fundamental part of our everyday tasks. For example, it includes wearing your security ID badge to access your workplace; taking a business phone call; emailing a supplier or attending a meeting with a customer. 

It is vital that we all understand and know how to keep the information and IT equipment we use safe and secure and know what to do if it is accidentally lost or shared with the wrong person. This helps to protect our systems, colleagues, customers, buildings and reputation.

How do I take this course?

The easiest and quickest way to take this course is on GOLD, our online e-learning platform.

You can access GOLD from any device (work or personal) with an internet or Wi-Fi connection, at a time to suit you.

How do I login to GOLD to take the course?

To login to GOLD you will need your 8 digit SAP number (for example, 00654321) and your password.

If you are new to your post or have not used GOLD recently your default password is your surname as you would normally spell it, for example Jones. Next select the login button to access GOLD. You will then ask you to change your password information.

Please note that if you have used GOLD before your password will no longer be your last name. If you cannot remember your password or are locked out please email gllanddenquiries@glasgowlife.org.uk

You can find more information on accessing GOLD on the Learning and Development pages of the intranet.

If you don't have access to GOLD

Speak to your line manager who will provide you with a paper version of the course and record that you have completed it.