Cyber Security Training Deadline June 14th

HB3834 requiring yearly cyber security training for state and local government offices went into effect immediately when it was signed on June 14, 2019. That means that your cyber security training for this year is due by June 14, 2020.

As the deadline quickly approaches, many people still have questions about who needs training and how to report that your office has completed the course. With the help of information from the Department of Information Resources (DIR) we have put together the following FAQ to help you out.

Who is required to take cyber security training?

State Agencies
-Any employee who uses a computer for at least 25% of their required duties
-ALL elected or appointed officers of the agency must be trained REGARDLESS of how much they use a computer
State Agency Contractors
-Any contractor that has access to a state computer system or a database
Local Governments
-ALL employees who have access to a local government computer
-ALL elected officials NOTE: If the elected board members are PAID, they are considered to be employees, so they need the training. If the elected board members are UNPAID, they are not required to take the training but it is highly recommended

FY19-20 what is the deadline for completing cyber security training?

State Agencies
-June 1, 2020
State Agency Contractors
-During the term of the contract and during any renewal period
Local Governments
-June 14, 2020

How should cyber security training be reported?

State Agencies
-Submit the Executive Acknowledgement of Risk Form in SPECTRIM with the agency security plan
State Agency Contractors
-Send copy of certificate with your bid or directly to client
Local Governments
-Use the self-reporting tool on the DIR website found HERE.  NOTE: Only ONE representative from the local government office will fill this out for the entire office. You DO NOT need to fill in a form for each employee.

What is the deadline for reporting cyber security training compliance?

State Agencies
-June 1, 2020 – biennially
Local Governments
-June 15, 2020 – annually

Is there an extension to the deadline for training or reporting compliance?

No extension are being given for 2020

If you need training for this year, you still have time! Our training is online, on-demand, and only takes one hour to complete. To sign up, please fill in the form HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Steele at ssteele@bisconsultants.com