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Required Annual Training

IT Security Awareness Training was created to provide our campus with a solid understanding of the university's information security policies, procedures, and best practices as well as applicable government regulations and laws.

All University regular employees are required to complete security awareness training to better protect University systems and data. This training is divided into two sections:
                     • New Hire Training
                     • Refresher training for current employees

Training is found at https://access.sans.org/go/memphis using your UUID and UofM password to gain access.

After September 01, 2019, New Hire Training is required of all newly hired regular employees, to be completed within 30 days of being assigned the training. This introductory course, consisting of nine video modules gives the new employee a fundamentally sound knowledge of different aspects of information security.

For current employees, training will be assigned soon. This year, employees can "test out" of the training. A pre-check quiz of 30 questions will test a person's knowledge of basic information security concepts. The user will only have to view the modules for which they did not pass the pre-check.

Face-to-face Training Sessions

IT Security also offers face-to-face security awareness sessions on a variety of topics to University employees by request. During these sessions, the University's IT security policies are reviewed, and opportunities are provided for security-related questions and answers. Contact securitytraining@memphis.edu if you are interested in scheduling a session, listing the topics of most interest.

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.