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Information Security

Faculty and Staff Mandatory Security Training

The 2018-19 Information Security Awareness training is available in Blackboard and must be completed by February 04, 2019 by all current faculty and staff.

Once you log in to Blackboard, you'll see the 2018-19 Information Security Training option under My Courses.  To check for completion of the training:  Under the Resources tab at the homepage, log into iLogin for reports. Under Administration, find the UTHSC Information Security Training Reports (for 2018). You can search for yourself by name, or for an entire department.

If this is not completed by the deadline, network access will be terminated until such time as the training is complete.

Encourage coworkers to complete this training. If you have people that “never read those faculty and staff emails”, let them know that this training needs to be completed by February 04, 2019, or they will lose network access.

Information Security serves as fundamental technical safeguard for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We promote an environment of great ethical standards and observe numerous regulatory risks by:

  • Advancing effective ways to prevent security risk through collaboration
  • Educating employees and the student body about information security
  • Identifying security risks faced by the University.
  • Encouraging an ethical environment that encourages information security preventions
  • Promoting awareness of information security through outreaching events
  • Effective training in the numerous areas of information security
  • Providing a workplace that enables employees to participate in the compliance program without fear of retribution.

Phind the Phish

Phishing occurs when an email seems legit, but it is actually trying to trick you into giving away your passwords or personal information.

Don't fall for phishing!

Top Ten Tips

  1. What to Report: Anything suspicious!
  2. Protect Yourself: Safe computer practices to follow.
  3. Get the Training: The more you know, the better.
  4. Keep Current: Update your operating systems and software
  5. Secure Your Device: Lock it up!
  6. Play It Safe:
    How we help keep your devices protected.
  7. Password Managment
    Everything you need in one place.
  8. Encrypt Your Email:
    Sending and Receiving the right way.
  9. Confidential/Classified Information:
    What it includes and examples
  10. Phishing: Know what it is and how to avoid it!

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Our Team

Frank Davison
Sr. Security Analyst
Phone: (901) 448-1260

Christine (Chris) Madeksho
Administrative Coordinator II
Phone: (901) 448-1579

Ammar Ammar
Information Security Analyst
Phone: (901) 448-2163

Robert Mitchell
Information Security Analyst
Phone: (901) 448-7010

Last Published: Jan 2, 2019