Course Overview:

This online information security awareness course introduces basic concepts of information security, provides an overview of information security vulnerabilities and threats commonly encountered in today's workplace and at home, and recommends best practices in responding to the information security challenges which regularly occur in all environments.

State Information Security Consolidated Policy (State PSP 100, Section 3.5 Security Awareness) requires all Nevada State employees to complete information security awareness refresher training at least annually. This Information Security Awareness course has been designated as an approved method to satisfy that mandatory training requirement. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of information security and the risks to information security
  2. Understand fundamental best practices for using information systems securely
  3. Recognize common types of security vulnerabilities and threats, at work and at home
  4. Take appropriate action when a security vulnerability or threat occurs, at work and at home

Minimum Passing Score: 75% on the Final Exam

Credit Hours: 1.0

Time to Complete (Approx.): 1 Hour

How to Enroll: Student self-enrollment. Click on the course name.

If you have issues enrolling in the class, please contact the HR Help Desk at 775-687-9099 or at hrhelpdesk@admin.nv.gov.


Department of Administration, Governor’s Office, Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Governor’s Finance Office, Governor’s Office of Science Innovation and Technology, Governor’s Office of Energy, and Nuclear Projects Employees only As of August 20, 2018, we will no longer use the Nevada Information Security Awareness training to meet the annual security awareness training requirement (this applies ONLY to security awareness training). You will be sent an email when your training is due directly from KnowBe4.com (https://training.knowbe4.com)  If you have questions or encounter any technical difficulties with this new training, please speak with your supervisor or contact your Information Security Officer, Dennis McHugh, at dmchugh@admin.nv.gov or 775-684-7370.

Nevada DMV employees only: Nevada DMV no longer uses this training to meet the annual security awareness training requirement. Please find your KnowBe4 course here in this system, under the heading Agency Sponsored Courses – Department of Motor Vehicles and select the KnowBe4 – 2019 Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training. If you have questions or encounter any technical difficulties with this new training for Nevada DMV employees, please contact your Employee Development Manager, Jennelle Keith, at jkeith@dmv.nv.gov or 775-684-4567.

Department of Transportation employees only: NDOT no longer uses this training to meet the annual security awareness training requirement. Please go to https://training.knowbe4.com/login?domain=dot.nv.gov to complete your training. If you have questions or encounter any technical difficulties with this new training for NDOT employees, please contact your Information Security Officer, Jeramie Brown, at jbrown@dot.nv.gov or 702-671-8888.