OIT offers various types of tools and training to help maintain and improve your security posture.
Security training and awareness is one of the key components to protecting the University’s resources. Learn about the annual security awareness training for faculty, staff, and students below. Know how to protect your account, how to spot a scam, what to do when you may be compromised.
OIT offers two types of security awareness training. The first, Securing the Human, is an online computer-based security awareness and training program for UT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants that provides the materials needed to engage in informative and efficient security training. The second, Canvas Security Awareness Training, is available for students, emeritus faculty, and faculty retirees.
Learn how to protect your NetID and password, identify phishing scams, take steps to protect yourself while browsing the web, and protect your accounts while you are away from campus.
Phishing is an attempt to trick you into revealing private information. Emails, texts, or phone calls can “fish” for information by trying to lure you into giving passwords, credit card numbers, etc., to a malicious third party.
Sometimes you have to request specific personal information or ask faculty, staff, and students to take action for entirely legitimate reasons. The issue with this kind of email is that it can sound suspiciously similar to the hoax messages sent by phishers.
Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security while working remotely. Whether you are working remotely in your home office or traveling, we have some tips to better secure your remote office.
OIT provides several security tools to help departments, faculty, and staff determine risk and existing vulnerabilities.
OIT provides departments with the means of collecting, monitoring, and analyzing security events from data sources on the UT Knoxville Network. The core capabilities of the service are a broad scope of log event collection and management, the ability to analyze log events and other data across disparate sources, and operational capabilities (such as incident management, dashboards and reporting).
Identity Finder is an application that will scan your computer to find any occurrence of confidential information (i.e., Credit Cards and PCI Data; Medical Records and ePHI; Personal Data and PII; and Intellectual Property). This is available to UT Faculty and Staff ONLY.
OIT proactively scans for vulnerabilities on the UT network to help identify potential problems that could result in data disclosures, illegal usage, weak systems that are attractive for attacks, etc. Device scanning, Web Application scanning/penetration-testing for specific web sites or applications are available.
A scan or penetration test can be requested by the owner of a device by contacting the OIT HelpDesk online or at 865-974-9900. A member of the Information Security Office will contact you with details.