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Information Security

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

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

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Security Analyst IV

Ammar Ammar
ITS Security Manager
Phone: 901.448.2163

Sr. Security Analyst

IT Security Analyst

Last Published: Aug 14, 2019