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Office of Cybersecurity

Defending against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Required Security Training

Due changes in our current environment, the deadline to complete Information Security Awareness Training has been suspended until further notice.

You still need to complete the training, and now would be a perfect time! To start the annual training, locate the course assigned to you, “2019-20 Information Security Training,” within Blackboard.  Questions? Contact the Cybersecurity Team at or 901.448.1880.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords aren’t getting the job done to protect the university and you against cyber attacks.  Learn more about Duo.

The Office of Cybersecurity serves as fundamental technical safeguard for UTHSC. 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.

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!

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!

Our Team

Dennis Leber
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Threat, Vulnerability and IT Security

Ammar Ammar
ITS Security Manager

Will Irby
IT Administrator II

Sarah Johnsen-Self
IT Administrator II

Endpoint Management

IT Administrator II

Justin Self
IT Administrator II

Risk, Security Awareness and Outreach

Chris Madeksho
IT Security Outreach Analyst

Last Published: Apr 6, 2020