Summary: Information Security Awareness Training
The GLB Act training packet is part of the Information Security Awareness Training that must
be completed by employees. Please visit the Human Resources website at
http://www.uh.edu/admin/hr/training/UHSonline.htm to take the full training and to receive
Information Security Awareness Training
Lesson Two Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act)
Purpose of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act)
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) is a federal law which mandates that financial
institutions, including institutions of higher education, protect the security, confidentiality and
integrity of customer information. 16 CFR § 314.1(a).
In this regard, the Federal Trade Commission has issued safeguarding rules that implement the
GLB Act. These rules establish standards related to administrative, technical and physical
The objectives of the GLB Act training are to educate employees on: (1) the requirements of the
GLB Act; (2) how to identify customer information; and (3) how to safeguard customer
information. The training information was derived, in part, from the GLB Act, the Code of
Federal Regulations (16 CFR § 314) and the Federal Trade Commission.