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Information Systems Security Awareness (ISSA)  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin the Information System Security Awareness training?
Click the Login link in the upper right of the header (or follow this link) and then click on Home in the left side menu. This will take you to the ISSA training home page.
I am not in the IHS e-mail system, what do I do?
After you log in, you will be prompted to enter your information.
How do I navigate the course?
Once you click on Home you will see a list of the modules you must complete for this year's ISSA training. Click on one to begin.
If I already started my training, but then had to exit, how do I continue?
The system will remember the modules you completed. If you left the DoD Module midway, you may need to repeat all or some of it.
I see a pop-up window that tells me I will be logged out of the system if I don't click OK, what should I do?
The IHS Login System shows that pop up if you have not clicked through to a new page in the last 20 minutes. This may happen while you are reading ISSA training information or completing the DoD Module. If you fail to click OK within 3 minutes, you will need to log in again to the Login System.
What are the most important changes for 2013?
The Training was updated with current content to reflect changes under the HITECH Act. In addition, a focus was placed on user awareness and appropriate use based upon current risks and IHS incidents identified in FY 12.
I get an error saying Javascript not enabled in the left menu, what do I do?
Consult with your local system administrator. This is a browser setting issue that only your local system administrator can solve. Javascript must be enabled.
How long does the course take?
Completion time varies, but normally will not take more than an hour.
What's Required to complete the training?
Users must complete all modules and quizzes presented in the training program and accept and agree to the IHS Rules of Behavior.