New required cybersecurity course available

As everyone learns how to work and teach remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a significant increase in cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of these unprecedented times.

To enable you to better protect yourself from cybersecurity threats, the TrojanSecure team created “TrojanSecure Lyceum: Information Security 101 (COVID-19).” The course is a short, 13-minute learning module focused on topics most relevant to you at this time. Due to the increased importance on security, employees are required to complete the module by Monday, June 1.

To access the module:

  1. Log in to TrojanLearn using your USC NetID and password.
  2. Locate “My Transcript” at the center of the TrojanLearn home page.
  3. Click “Launch” to start the course.

For additional resources on protecting your data, visit or see past TrojanSecure stories on the Employee Gateway. If you have any comments or questions, email the TrojanSecure team at

NOTE: If you already completed the longer version of TrojanSecure Lyceum, please contact to ensure you’re credited for the new assigned training.

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8 Responses

  1. As of May 4 at 9am, “TrojanSecure Lyceum: Information Security 101 (COVID-19)” is not available on TrojanLearn.

    Only the older “TrojanSecure Lyceum: Information Security 101” can be found and even finding that wasn’t easy.

  2. By the end of today all faculty and staff, aside from a small select group who are in roles that do not involve computer access, should have received the assignment of this module. If you do not, please contact

    We apologize for any inconvenience!

    Thank you.

    Anne Silva
    Manager of Communications
    Engagement, Culture and Communications
    Information Technology Services

  3. The course was not listed on my Transcript page. I found it by using the search entry located top-right of the page and using the word “lyceum”, which brought up the course: TrojanSecure Lyceum: Information Security 101

    The bottom of the description identified it as Version 2.0

    I was able to take and complete the course.

    • It looks like you and I are in the same boat. That course is not the one we need to take. We fell for the classic error of thinking that someone made sure they were ready for us to follow the instructions. The COVID-19 version is an all new one and we get to take it again!

      • Please see above note at the bottom of the story. ITS tells us that if you took the other course, you should be credited.


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