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Information Security Training and Awareness


How to Access Training

Information Security Training is a series of audiovisual modules, each followed by a  quiz. This training is designed to help our campus community understand their responsibilities in a variety of information security areas, such as protecting ePHI and other confidential data, awareness of phishing schemes, safeguarding passwords, and practicing general computing safety.

New Employees

New employees must complete security training before network access is granted.

  1. Go to K@TE and select UT Faculty and Staff option.
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. Click the UTHSC 2021 SANS Security Awareness New Employee course link (found under "Your Training in Progress on the right hand side of the screen).
  4. Complete the module and the quiz. Your completed training will show in your transcript.

If you have completed security training at another UT institution this year and can provide proof of training, you will be exempt until next year's training.

All Faculty and  Staff 

Every year, faculty and staff must complete the training assigned.

    1. Go to K@TE and select UT Faculty and Staff option.
    2. Log in with your NetID and password.
    3. Click the UTHSC 2021 SANS Security Awareness Cybersecurity Knowledge PreCheck course link (found under "Your Training in Progress on the right hand side of the screen).
    4. Complete the module and the quiz. Your completed training will show in your transcript.

Every year, students must complete the training assigned.

  1. Log in to Blackboard with your NetID and password.
  2. Click the 2020-21 Information Security Training course link.
  3. Take the knowledge pre-check quiz and see how much you already know. Then click on the modules that are not showing completed to review the topics you still need to pass. 
Supervisors will need to contact K@TE administrators for reports on their departments and staff. 

Important Information about the Annual Training for Everyone

Take the 30 question precheck quiz. After the quiz, the modules for the course will be displayed and you can see what you have already completed. When viewing the modules, you must correctly answer the three question at the end of each module. If you fail the module, you may repeat the test or view the module again until you have a passing score. 

 The " Training Scores " option located at the top left of this page will show whether you have completed to course or not. 

Technical Requirements:

  • Refrain from using mobile devices or smartphones to complete this training. We recommend using desktop computers, laptops, and Netbooks to view and complete the training. 
  • All of the training modules require devices to have sound capabilities.
  • You must turn off pop-up blocker in your web browser for the module to launch. 

If you need assistance in completing your training online or are more comfortable with face-to-face training, contact the Office of Cybersecurity at or (901) 488-1880 for assistance.

Information Security Training was created to provide UTHSC community members with a solid understanding of the university's information security policies, procedures, and best practices as well as applicable government regulations and laws.

UTHSC is required to provide its users and IT personnel with role-based security training that is planned, implemented, maintained, and accompanied by evaluation per the University of Tennessee policy IT-0123 on security awareness, training, and education.

It is our mission to increase your knowledge and awareness of potential security pitfalls, which in turn will reduce the risk to the university's computing and data resources and help prevent costly, reputation-damaging data breaches.


National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Each October, ITS supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month by being a champion of the month.  Learn more about weekly protection themes for both work and home.

In 2020, the Office of Cybersecurity invited everyone to a Cybersecurity Digital Scavenger Hunt. Everyone in our UTHSC community is welcome to join the fun. All participants who completed this hunt by October 30, 2020 were eligible for a drawing for one of ten Starbucks $5 gift cards. Have a cup of coffee on us! Winners will be announced the first week of November. While the contest is over, you can still hunt. The hunt begins here!

UTHSC is a National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Champion. By joining this consortium of government, nonprofit, and academic organizations, we show the University's dedication to the shared responsibility we all have to make the Internet more secure for our students, faculty, staff, and the Mid-South Health Professions Community.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center promotes cyber security utilizing outreaching tactics such as activities and events.

Last Published: Jul 28, 2021