Security Awareness Training

The IT Security team conducts security awareness training for all faculty/staff. Every new employee completes the training, and all existing employees must complete the training bi-annually. To supplement that training, we conduct simulated phishing campaigns and provide training to clickers as a part of that campaign. Additionally, our security awareness program provides digital media for social media posts and digital signage.

  • Security awareness training informs faculty and staff of the latest cybersecurity threats facing our campus community today
  • The supplemental phishing campaign educates our community about the common types of malicious messages they may experience at work and at home
  • Our informed faculty and staff act as a Human Firewall protecting our University as the last line of defense
  • The security team also works with various departments to provide specialized training programs. Some topics available for specialized training include:
    • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Who can use it?

Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Students

Where can I get it?

To access KnowBe4 training online, browse to and sign in with your SDState credentials.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for this service 


Q: How long does the training take to complete?

A: Bi-annual Security Awareness Training is estimated to take about 15-20 minutes.

Policies and Guidelines

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Service ID: 53096
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