Security Mentor Heightens Security Position for State of Missouri with Award-Winning Security Awareness Training Program

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New Case Study Showcases Highly Positive Feedback Received Across All State Agencies

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The State of Missouri began rolling out lessons to employees and contractors statewide in July of 2015. Today, Security Mentor’s security awareness training is a vital part of the State’s security risk management program.

Security Mentor, a pioneer of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, today announced the release of a new case study featuring the State of Missouri’s use of their award-winning security education program. The latest case study highlights how the State of Missouri is using Security Mentor’s training program to reduce risk across state agencies and teach employees to become cyber savvy.

The State of Missouri recognized early on that employees play an important role in securing its most sensitive information. In July of 2015, the organization selected Security Mentor as its security awareness training and education program provider of choice for its more than 40,000 employees. To date, Security Mentor’s training has been extremely well-received and is helping the State of Missouri reach its goal of becoming a model and national leader in cybersecurity awareness.

“Our employees can have a major impact in fighting cyber-attacks. But, in order for them to really change their behaviors, we needed to make security awareness education part of our corporate culture,” said Michael Roling, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), State of Missouri. “We needed a comprehensive program that was engaging, fun and that kept security at the forefront of employee’s minds. Security Mentor was the solution we needed. Since instituting the program, we have seen and felt a major shift in culture around security. It’s the interactivity and delivery method that is the secret sauce that Security Mentor has that separates them from the competition.”

The State of Missouri is known as a leader in information technology, having consistently implemented safe, cutting-edge online solutions to improve citizen services. In 2014, Missouri was recognized as one of only three states to receive an “A” grade by the Center for Digital Government’s Digital States Survey, which evaluated the digital technology practices of all fifty states. The states that scored “A” grades in this survey did the best job of making their strategies consistent with their state’s priorities and policies; proving a quantifiable return on investment through IT; demonstrating progress over the past two years; using creative and innovative solutions; collaborating between departments and jurisdictions; and using successful approaches to transparency, privacy and security.

“We are excited to share the success we have seen with the State of Missouri which has been achieved through our cutting-edge security awareness training program that employees love to take,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “By focusing their training on specific security threats that people experience during their everyday lives, and creating insightful and engaging lessons that promote learning by doing, we are helping State of Missouri employees become much more security savvy.”

The State of Missouri case study is available for download on the Security Mentor website. For more information on the company, follow Security Mentor on Twitter at @SecurityMentor and on LinkedIn.

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor’s groundbreaking and award-winning security awareness training elevates security and compliance by transforming your workforce into security savvy employees. With only 10 minutes/month, our interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format that drives real behavior change. The result: an engaged staff that values security. Security Mentor’s training is available as a cloud-based service from Security Mentor with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules for use on an organization’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments. To learn more, view our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at

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