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Information Systems Security Awareness (ISSA)  
Photo of a woman sitting at her workstation IHS has developed the following modules in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines on information technology security awareness and training. All IHS information system users must take annual security and privacy training in order to fulfill federal mandates and regulations. In addition, all new users must successfully complete this course within 24 hours of receiving access unless the user has read the IHS Quick Guide to Information Security [PDF - 249KB], in which case they will have 30 days to complete the training. Failure to complete training requirements will result in the loss of information systems access.

The 2014 IHS Information Systems Security Awareness training course consists of modules on the following topics:
  • Acknowledgement and acceptance of the IHS Rules of Behavior
  • Privacy training
  • Protecting sensitive information and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) & the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
  • Physical and information security
  • Appropriate email use
  • Mobile device and portable media security
  • Social engineering awareness
  • Incident response and learning from past incidents
NOTE: Some users may be required to take additional Privacy and HIPAA Training. Contact your supervisor for additional information.
 
The training will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. To begin your training, please select the appropriate button below.