Good morning, all.


First, I would like to update you on the final numbers for the required Securing the Human security awareness training for 2018. Overall, the Institute had a completion rate of 98%. That is equal to our completion rate for 2017. This information is shared with the other campuses and institutes, but more importantly, it is shared with UT’s Audit & Compliance and the Board of Trustees. I want to thank each and every one of you who completed your training. Not only do I appreciate you completing the training before the deadline, I also appreciate all you do to keep the Institute’s IT assets and data secure!

 As the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of each of our security policies and procedures. UTIA IT0110 – Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Security Plan (AUP) is one of the most important policies for IT security. This policy applies to all University-owned IT resources and it defines user responsibilities and expected conduct when using those IT resources.

 It is required that this policy be reviewed at least annually, so please take a moment to read and understand how to fully comply with this policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

 Again, I thank you for all you do to protect the Institute’s IT assets and data. I hope you have a very happy holiday season and I look forward to all we can do in the new year!