The annual cyber training requirement (HB 3834) is due to DIR by June 15, 2021. The Pool’s cyber security training will not change for this year and is DIR approved. You can access this training below, or through the Pool’s YouTube channel, or the online learning center.
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. You can simply click on the video below or click on this link to view the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCRbR2ka_0o
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, 2021. 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 Chris Remmert at email@example.com or 512-491-2428.