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Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Cybersecurity awareness training is required training intended to familiarize university employees with the various cybersecurity threats and best practices that will help to keep students, employees, and university network and data assets secure. 

All Austin Peay employees are required to complete their annual Cyber Security Awareness Training. Access your training by typing https://training.knowbe4.com in your browser.

How to get to your KnowBe4 training: 

For more information on how to use the KnowBe4 training portal: watch this video from KnowBe4.

Access your training by typing https://training.knowbe4.com in your browser.

Once in the Knowbe4 training portal, follow these steps:

Step 1:

Sign into the portal with your full employee APSU email address (make sure to include @apsu.edu).

Login Page for KnowBe4.

Then, log into the APSU single sign-on window as usual.

Step 2:Sample landing page for KnowBe4 Training

Click on the Training tab in the top left of the page to access your training modules.

Step 3: 

Complete all training modules that are not marked as completed.

Besides learning how to keep yourself cybersecure, requiring all employees to take cybersecurity awareness training will help protect the university from cyber threats and attacks. Educating employees that work with sensitive information of any kind is a must to prevent data loss, theft, and exposure.  Annual cybersecurity awareness training is also mandated by several federal security laws.

The annual 2023 cybersecurity awareness training for all university employees is currently in development.  Expected roll-out will be April 2023.

All newly hired employees are assigned the "Your Role: Internet Security and You" module that is due within a month of employment. This training is to help familiarize new employees about the potential threats and cyber attacks an Austin Peay employee may face on a day-to-day basis. 

Employees who fail the simulated phishing tests more than twice in 12 months will have remedial training added to their required training.


To See your reported and failed simulated phishing test statistics:  After logging into the Knowbe4 portal, the homepage for your account will be displayed. The simulated phishing test results box will be shown on the left side. Here you can see the number of the simulated phising emails you reported with the phish alert button as well as your simulated phishing test failures. 

If an employee has missed the deadline to complete their training,  they are then marked as "late". Employees marked late have an additional month to finish their training before having their account deactivated. 

Cybersecurity Awareness training is currently required to be taken by all faculty, staff, adjuncts, student workers with employee accounts, and temporary employees. 

Yes, Knowbe4 has the KnowBe4 Learner App available for download on Apple and Android. To link your app to your KnowBe4 account, click on your account name in the top right of the KnowBe4 webpage after signing in. Then click the "KnowBe4 Learner App" button from the drop-down menu. 


If you have any further questions about Cybersecurity Awareness Training please contact apitsecurity@apsu.edu