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Certified Training Programs

DIR has released their first version of their approved Cyber Security Awareness Training providers. In the PDF file, you will find out more information regarding who you may contact, how many hours are the training sessions, and what language is available for each session.

Certified Training Programs

In accordance with House Bill (HB) 3834 (86R), the Texas Department of Information (DIR) has certified the following cybersecurity training programs for state and local government employees. Additional programs will be certified on a continuing basis. Please note that programs are certified for content, not other regulatory or statutory obligations.

Vendor Training Programs

Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Alterity Cybersecurity Awareness Program Alterity Solution, Inc. 10/31/19 Confidential and Protected Information; Data Privacy; Email Communication; File Transfer and Cloud Storage; GDPR; Mobile Security; Outside the Office; Phishing; Secure Passwords; Social Engineering; Environment Security 2 Hours Yes English Gina Buser 972 544-1444 gbuser@alteritysolutions.com  
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Security Awareness Capgemini 10/31/19 Intro, Security Awareness and You; Information Security; Security Controls – Data Security; Security Controls – ID and Access Management, Email Security; Security Controls – Physical Security; Security Controls – Network, Onboarding, Audits, Exceptions; Threats to the Environment; Security Incidents, Summary 1 Hours Yes Joshua Fiero josh.fiero@capgemini.com  
Security Awareness Training (HB3834) Encore Support Systems, LP 10/31/19 Habits and Procedures that Protect Information Resources Best Practices for Detecting, Assessing, Reporting, and Addressing Information Security Threats 2 Hours Yes English, Spanish Kathryn Wolf 443-994-6470 kwolf@encoresupportsystems.com DIR-TSO4170
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Security Awareness Essentials Challenge Global Learning Systems 10/31/19 Introduction Data Classification and Protection Mobile and Remote Office Security Social Engineering Final Reminders and Quiz Securing Information at the Office Securing Your Office Network Setting up Secure Passwords Browsing the Web Securely Avoiding Phishing Message Threats Securing Your Mobile Devices Securing Your Work at Home Working Securely in Public Places Securing Information during Travel Securing Information in the Cloud Safe Social Networking Avoiding SpearPhishing Threats 3 Hours Yes English, Spanish Amy Holloway 410-800-4000 x301 aholloway@globallearningsystems.com  
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Security First Solutions – Elite Inspired eLearning LLC 10/31/19 Preventing Malware: Mobile Devices; Working Remotely; IoT/Home Security; Phishing Defense Essentials; Social Engineering (Adv); Protecting Mobile Data and Devices; Protecting Against Malicious Insiders 2 Hours 6 minutes Yes French CA; French EU; German; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese LA; Russian; Sim Chinese; Spanish EU; Spanish LA Trad Chinese TW UK English RJ Rowntree 210-548-5174 rj.rowntree@inspiredlearning.com DIR-TSO3914
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training KnowBe4 10/31/19 2019 Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training; 2016 Handling Sensitive Information; Captain Awareness: Detecting Suspicious Activity 2019 Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training; 2019 Your Role, Internet Security and You; Using the Phish Alert Button: Report Suspicious Emails Over 88 hours of content available Yes Translate content in 34 major languages and additional languages upon request. Adam Alessandrini 855-566-9234 adama@knowbe4.com DIR-TSO4214 DIRTSO-4291 DIR-TSO4365
Cyber Awareness LeaderQuest Holdings, Inc 10/31/19 Networking Fundamentals Types of Security Control How to keep Data SafeThreats, Risks and Vulnerabilities Sample Incursions/ Demonstration 6 hours Yes English David Koker 210-277-4700 dkoker@leaderquest.com  
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Linkedin Learning Cyber Security Courses LinkedIn Corporation 10/31/19 Cybersecurity Foundations Cybersecurity Awareness Cybersecurity with Cloud Computing 80 hours Yes English, Spanish Sean Galvin 805-207-6137 sgalvin@linkedin.com TX DIR-TSO- 4288
Texas Association of Counties Cybersecurity Awareness Training MediaPRO 10/31/19 Safe computing Protecting and Handling Data at a Glance Physical Security Threat Promoting Risk Awareness 45 minutes Yes English Dawn Noufer 512-478-8753 securitytraining@coun ty.org  
ThreatAdvice Cyber-Security Education NXTsoft Cyber Security Solutions 10/31/19 ThreatAdvice Cyber-Security Education 5 Hours Yes English, Spanish Gary Foster 205-981-4478 gfoster@nxtsoft.com  
Optiv – Security Awareness Circuit Training Optiv Security 10/31/19 Cloud Security; Data Privacy; Email Security; Insider Threat; Social Engineering; Workplace Security 1 Hour Yes English, Translation Service available Tiffany Franklin 913-304-7699 tiffany.franklin@optiv. com DIR-TSO- 4133
Optiv – CyberBOT Optiv Security 10/31/19 Cloud Security Data Privacy Email Security Insider Threat Social Engineering Workplace Security 1 hour Yes English, Translation Service available Tiffany Franklin 913-304-7699 tiffany.franklin@optiv. com DIR-TSO- 4133
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Optiv – Rapid Awareness Optiv Security 10/31/19 Cloud Security Data Privacy Email Security Insider Threat Social Engineering Workplace Security 1 hour Yes English, Translation Service available Tiffany Franklin 913-304-7699 tiffany.franklin@optiv. com DIR-TSO- 4133
CJIS Security Awareness Training Peak Performance Solutions 10/31/19 Welcome, Criminal Justice Information, Personnel Security, Information Technology Security, System Access, Physical Security, Security Incidents, Passwords & Authentication, Advanced Authentication, Network Security and Conclusion 1 Hour Yes English John Yearty jyearty@peakps.com  
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
TX-3834 SANS Security Awareness Program SANS Institute 10/31/19 You are the Shield; Social Engineering; Malware; Email & Phishing; Passwords; Targeted Attacks; Social Networks; Mobile Device Security; Browsing Safely; Data Security; Hacked; Physical Security 45 mins Yes Arabic; Chinese Simplified (Mandarin); Czech; Danish; Dutch; Dutch; Belgium (Flemish); English-UK; EnglishUS; Finnish; French; French-CA; German; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian (Bahasa); Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latvian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese-BR; Portuguese-EU; Romanian; Russian; Spanish- International; Spanish-LA; Swedish; Thai; Turkish; Vietnamese Jay Armstrong 614-543-0357 jarmstrong@sans.org
SCAN13 Training Program SCAN13 10/31/19 SCAN13 Training Program 1 hour Yes English Brandon Neff info@scan13.com
Information Security: How To Recognize, Respond, and Prevent Threats to Your Data Strategic Government Resources 10/31/19 Information Security: How To Recognize, Respond, and Prevent Threats to Your Data 1 hour Yes English Lauren Swaim 512-934-7403 lms@governmentresource.com  
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Modules Included in Training Program Estimated Duration of Training Program Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes Available Languages Point of Contact DIR Contract Number*
Syntient Security Awareness Program Syntient Systems, LLC. 10/31/19 The Basics Module The Internet Module Game Show Module Social Engineering Secure Browsing Removable Media Real Estate Wire Fraud CEO Fraud 1 hour 30 minutes Yes English, Spanish, Closed captioned Jon Asher 512-777-1195 info@syntient.io  
PII Protect Technology Assets, LLC. DBA, Global Asset 10/31/19 PII Protect 1 hour 15 minutes Yes English Britt Siedentopf 972-695-8600 ext. 5041 britt@globalassetonli ne.com  

*State agencies are bound by state procurement regulations and therefore must select a program that is offered through DIR’s cooperative contracts. If a state agency wants to procure an item available from DIR’s contracts and services program through an avenue other than a DIR contract, the agency must request an exemption.

State Agency, Institution of Higher Education, or Local Government In-House Training Programs

Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Willing to Share Modules Included in Training Program** Estimated Duration of Training Program** Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes** Available Languages** Point of Contact**
Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Educators (ESC 6) Education Agency, Texas 10/31/19 No          
CISD Cyber Security Awareness Training Canyon ISD 10/31/19 Yes Information Security Communications Digital Footprint Information Awareness Security and Privacy Social Media Creative Rights 3 Hours Yes English Michael Keough 806-414-5536 michael.keough@canyonisd.net
Security and Accessibility Awareness Training Coordinating Board, Higher Education 10/31/19 No          
3001: Information Security Awareness Texas A&M University System Administration 10/31/19 Yes The data you need to protect; Protect your data; Protect your accounts; Protect yourself; Protect your devices 1 – 1 hour and 30 minutes Yes English Guy Miller 409-600-1614 gdmiller@tamus.edu
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Willing to Share Modules Included in Training Program** Estimated Duration of Training Program** Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes** Available Languages** Point of Contact**
Information Security Basics Texas Engineering Extension Service (A&M) 10/31/19 Yes Information Security Overview; Security Concepts; TCP/IP Networking; Network Security; Operating System Security; Encryption 13 Hours Yes English Diane Cornwell 979-458-6733 diane.cornwell@teex.tamu.edu
Cybersecurity Awareness Training Texas Tech University 10/31/19 Yes Cybersecurity Awareness Training 30 – 45 minutes Yes English Sam Segran 806-742-5151 sam.segran@ttu.edu
Cybersecurity Awareness Training Texas Tech University System 10/31/19 Yes Cybersecurity Awareness Training 30 – 45 minutes Yes English Sam Segran 806-742-5151 sam.segran@ttu.edu
Cybersecurity Awareness at TWC Texas Workforce Commission 10/31/19 No
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Willing to Share Modules Included in Training Program** Estimated Duration of Training Program** Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes** Available Languages** Point of Contact**
Cybersecurity at TxDOT Transportation, Department of 10/31/19 Yes One module that covers: Layers of Security, Hacking, + Hacking Social Engineering- Passwords- Repercussions-Service Desk, Email Links and Phishing-Phishing Strategies, Phishing, Test Your Understanding, State Property Use, Unauthorized Software, Appropriate Use, Social Networking, Using Wi- Fi, Using Browsers, Mobile Device Security, Personally Identifiable Information, PII – Safeguarding Sensitive or Confidential Information, Insider Threat, If You Think You’ve been Hacked, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Final Exam 1 Hour Yes English Don Mandy 512-465-7903 don.mandy@txdot.gov
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Willing to Share Modules Included in Training Program** Estimated Duration of Training Program** Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes** Available Languages** Point of Contact**
Secure Our Systems University of Houston, University of Houston – Clear Lake, University of Houston – Downtown, University of Houston – Victoria, University of Houston System Administration 10/31/19 Yes Information Security Data Classification and Protection Information Security Incidents Best Practices to Safeguard Information & Information Systems Email Security Identity Theft Copyrighted Material Gramm-Leach- Bliley Act (GLB Act) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Texas Medical Record Privacy Laws 45 minutes Yes English, Spanish Mary Dickerson 832-842-4679 mdickerson@uh.edu
SCT100 FY 2019-2020 Information Security Compliance University of Texas at San Antonio 10/31/19 No
Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified Willing to Share Modules Included in Training Program** Estimated Duration of Training Program** Program Includes an Assessment of Learning Outcomes** Available Languages** Point of Contact**
FY2020 Information Security Training University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 10/31/19 Yes Introduction\ Background; About Information Security; Security Terms; Types of and Storing Information; Forms, Locations, and Safeguarding; Secure Disposal; Intellectual Property; User Account Protections; Sharing Data; Campus Groups to Learn; Policies; Secure Remote Access; Mobile Computing; International Travel with Data; ID Protection; Indicators and Types of Attacks; Institution attack types; Email Attacks and security; How to report attacks and security events 1 Hour Yes English Nathan Routen 214-648-0526 nathan.routen@utsouthwestern.edu

**Fields are only populated if the training program provider is willing to share their program.

Hybrid Training Programs

Training Program Name Training Program Provider Date Certified
New Employee Information Security Training Insurance, Department of 10/31/19
UTHSA Security Awareness Training for Contractors University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 10/31/19

Version Control

Version Date Author Summary of Change
1.0 10/31/19 DIR Initial list of HB 3834 state certified cybersecurity training programs.
1.1 11/1/2019 DIR Update to training provider name for Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Educators

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