In May of 2014, the UTSA Information Security Office (ISO) enabled a security awareness training program called Securing the HumanSecuring the Human is an online computer-based program that provides faculty and staff with information they need to engage in effective information security behavior.

Each year in January, the UTSA ISO sends an email to all current UTSA employees containing the information for completing the required security training. The email will direct you to As new employees are hired, they will be given a short window of time to complete the training before being given access to certain IT systems.

Please remind your staff to complete the security awareness training, as awareness is an integral part of protecting the University’s resources. This online training is required annually by UT policy IT0123 – Security Awareness, Training, and Education, and is a part of each employee’s yearly performance review. Click here to read the policy.

The program consists of a number of videos that cover specific security topics. The videos range anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes in length and are intended to influence user behavior that will reduce security risks. Users are allowed to complete the training at their own pace, monitor their progress, and revisit completed training. Upon completion the user will receive a security training certificate.

For more information about Securing the Human, see