The first option is a video, along with a self-administered test. The video is fun yet informative and less than 20 minutes in length. This option is available to anyone who can access the website.
The second option is an instructor-led format that includes both a PowerPoint guide and lesson plan, along with the testing materials.
The third option, available to Risk Pool members only, is an online version available through the Pool's online learning page. This option is approximately 30 minutes in length and includes the testing materials.
Once training is completed by your entity, please see the Cybersecurity Training Certification for Local Governments form or the DIR website at dir.texas.gov/ and look for the Cybersecurity Awareness Training page. The form is due to the DIR by June 15, 2020. Local governments use the DIR form to verify compliance after training has been completed.
The entity does not need to send certificates of completion or sign-in sheets. If the entity has such items, it is recommended that the local government retain certificates and sign-in sheets.
For further assistance, please contact Tamara Chafin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-417-3340.