Information Security Awareness Training

All new faculty and staff members at the University, and those in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance areas, are automatically enrolled in the required information security awareness course, Information Security Awareness (ISA17).

This 30-40 minute online course provides information security awareness on safe conputing practices. Topics include:

  • You Are the Shield
  • Email, Phishing, and Messaging
  • Browsing
  • Passwords
  • Data Security & Data Destruction


If you are required to take the course, you will receive an email notification about how to access the training in ULearn. A reminder email notification is sent if you have not completed the training within 20 days of assignment.

Others can request this course by emailing


If you need help using the online training course, contact Technology Help.

If you need enrollment help, contact University Information Security (UIS).

Getting Started

The assigned course is available through ULearn (authentication required).

  1. Sign in to ULearn.
  2. In the ULearn search, type the course number you were assigned, either ISA17 or PJPD16
  3. Select the linked title of the course.
  4. Select Launch.
  5. Watch the video and complete the exercises.

You will receive a completion email from ULearn when you have finished all the topics. You can also check for completion in your ULearn transcript or the MyU Reporting Center. In MyU Reporting Center, select Human Resource Management > Human Resources > Training History.

a screen from a required online information security awareness training for University of Minnesota staff

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments


University-funded: No charge