SECURITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Enterprise Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
The State of Mississippi Enterprise Security Policy (ESP) requires each state agency to implement a security awareness program for all agency employees; trusted partners; and individuals authorized to operate, manage, or use State of Mississippi (SOM) assets. Security awareness programs include training to help change user behavior through a series of short tutorials that educate users on how to improve their cybersecurity posture. ITS has developed a collaborative solution for ensuring state agencies have easy access to computer-based security awareness training. All Mississippi government entities are eligible to register.
An agency electing to utilize a computer-based security awareness training solution for the FY 2022 should contact the Information Security Division at 601-432-8000.
Instructions for Use
Security Awareness Training Solution
Federal and National Security Training
Cybersecurity education and training is an essential component in protecting the State’s IT assets. In addition to the training activities that agencies provide to their staff, ITS encourages agencies review the training resources outlined below.
Federal Virtual Training Environment
The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a flexible, multimedia, e-learning environment that Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) government personnel can access anywhere, anytime. Users enhance their job-related skills through videotaped lectures, demos, and hands-on labs. The environment is accessible from any Internet-enabled computer and is available to Federal and SLTT personnel.
TEEX Cybersecurity Courses
As a founding member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) offers a wide range of federally funded online cybersecurity training opportunities. For those new to cybersecurity, non-technical introductory courses create basic awareness and explore cybersecurity in a community context by building basic terminology and identifying fundamental cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures. The web-based courses are offered through three discipline-specific tracks: general, non-technical computer users; technical IT professionals; and business managers and professionals.
United States Department of Defense Security Education & Training
The United States Department of Defense, Center for Development of Security Excellence provides online security education and awareness courses using a collaborative learning environment. This training is designed raise awareness about security principles and concepts and is available to government employees.