Assessor SPECTRIM Training Schedule

Texas A&M IT provides guidance on requirements, tools, and procedures to Division Risk Assessment Coordinators (D-RAC) and Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) members, but it is the responsibility for each college and division to designate appropriate personnel for the completion of the IT risk assessments. D-RACs are senior IT staff members within a college or division. D-RACs should work with IT staff in each department of the college or division to determine who needs to be an assessor. D-RACs are informed of assessor training opportunities (e.g. onsite, scheduled class sessions) and are requested to pass along the information to their designated faculty and staff that will be assessors.

Assessor SPECTRIM Tool Training Slide Deck

Email ra@tamu.edu for any questions or concerns.

Training Opportunities:

Scheduled Class Sessions

Texas A&M IT-RMP schedules the class through Employee & Organizational Development (EOD)

Course: 2112827 SPECTRIM – Assessor

Course Description: This course is designed for employees who have the responsibility of completing a risk assessment using the tool, SPECTRIM. You will learn the key concepts of using SPECTRIM and risk assessments. You will also become more familiar about the information security standards at Texas A&M, and how to do an assessment using the SPECTRIM tool. This course is taught by a Texas A&M IT Information Security instructor.

  • Class size: max of 14 people

  • Location: General Services Complex (GSC) - Employee & Organizational Development (EOD) Suite 2201

  • Audience: anyone who is designated by their IT department to be an assessor

  • How to sign up: Texas A&M IT-RMP notifies D-RACs of the dates (upcoming dates listed below) through email. D-RACs forward the information to those who need training so that they can sign up for a time that fits their schedule. The assessors sign up for the session through a link to TrainTraq in the forwarded email.

  • Workstation provided: Yes

  • Classes will be added based on feedback from D-RACs and necessity due to class sizes

Upcoming Training Dates

  1. March 7, 2017 (Tues.)  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  2. March 8, 2017 (Wed.)  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  3. March 8, 2017 (Wed.)  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  4. March 20, 2017 (Mon.)  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  5. March 24, 2017 (Fri.)  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  6. March 29, 2017 (Wed.)  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Onsite Training Sessions

The D-RAC will coordinate with Texas A&M IT-RMP to set up the session.

  • Class size: minimum of 5. Up to the D-RAC and the location size.

  • Location: determined by the D-RAC. Usually done at the unit’s location.

  • Audience: up to the unit that initiates the training

  • How to sign up: determined by the D-RAC

  • Workstation provided: No, individuals will need to bring their own laptop or other portable device that has internet access

On Demand Training

The WebEx will be a recorded version of the Scheduled Class Session that faculty and staff can watch if they are unable to attend one of the previous listed training options.

  • Recorded WebEx maintained by EOD

  • Coming soon

Questions? Comments?


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tamu-it@tamu.edu