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#1 Jackdaws

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:01 AM

I am wondering if this some kind of scam or something.  I am not an employee of the council.  I am a very active volunteer.

 

Seems like I would have seen an email about this from the council letting people know they need to take this training.  I wonder if it stems from the whole transgender issue?   I did a quick google of lawroom.com and it appears to be a HR/sexual harassment/discrimination training place. 

 

Here is the email.  I have omitted my personal information. 

 

Date:          03-01-17
Company:      Boy Scouts of America
Attendee:     
Subject:      Course Assignment

The protection of personal identifiable information (PII) and confidential company information is of paramount importance to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and all users of its technology system. It is also should be a matter of significant concern to local councils. As such, BSA is proving this training at no cost to local councils. BSA employees are required to take the training annually and system access is denied to users who fail to complete the training.

Please ensure that this training course is completed by 03/15/2017. This course normally takes users 15-25 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions concerning this assignment, please contact BSA's Member Care Contact Center. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

COURSE                                                  DUE DATE
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Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy                    03-15-17
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Training is self-paced. You can start and leave the course as
often as you'd like. When you return, the course will open to
the last page visited.

Questions about the assignment, contact:
  -> BSA Help Desk  at 855-707-2644


To access a course now for , click:

 

To log in without the link:
  -> go to http://el.lawroom.com/login.asp
  -> enter your login-ID:  Your Boy Scouts Login Id
  -> enter your password:  BSAtraining


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#2 qwazse

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

Looks phishy to me. Call your council HQ, and see if anyone knows about it.


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#3 Back Pack

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

BSA wants their employees to take training on checkpoint data security and privacy? Sounds fishy to me, if they mean BSA as in Boy Scouts. Now BSA Data Solutions? That's another story.

The course title is about a security system for computer networks call Checkpoint. Highly unlikely you'd be asked to take that. Highly unlikely anyone at Council or national would take that unless they are a network or systems engineer.
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#4 Stosh

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

I wouldn't touch it.


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#5 NJCubScouter

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

It does look strange, especially since it mentions employees and you are not an employee, and it is coming from a private company rather than BSA national or council.  If it were me, I would call council and tell them about this.


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#6 4CouncilsScouter

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

Just reached out to my council about, as far as they can tell it's legitimate. My council had already reached out to national about it.


Edited by 4CouncilsScouter, 02 March 2017 - 10:45 AM.

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#7 NJCubScouter

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

Just reached out to my council about, as far as they can tell it's legitimate. My council had already reached out to national about it.


Maybe its the lawyer in me, but especially in these times of online fraud running rampant, I don't think I would find "as far as they can tell" very comforting. :)
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#8 Jackdaws

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Thank you for the replies. I went to roundtable last night and asked our DE.   He said to ignore it, it was meant for actual council employees and was sent out in error.  I apparently was not the only one to have gotten it as others were confused as well.  ;)


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#9 NJCubScouter

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:05 PM

Well, that makes more sense, anyway.  Among other things, sending an email to an employee requiring that they take a 15-25 minute online training module sometime in the next 14 days is entirely reasonable.  Sending the same to a volunteer is, generally, not.  :)


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#10 TAHAWK

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:30 AM

This seems to be standard training for a number of companies and institutions.

 

"MANDATORY COURSES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES (LAWROOM)

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community

This course trains faculty and staff on how to recognize, report, and prevent sexual misconduct against students, covering sexual and interpersonal violence awareness and prevention subjects required under Title IX guidance, the Campus SaVE Act, and the final VAWA regulations.

Audience: All employees and supervisors   Duration: 1.0 hr

Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy (EDU)"


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