Industry-Leading Cyber Awareness Provider Will Deliver Training for State Government Employees

Pacific Grove, Calif., September 22, 2015 – Security Mentor, a pioneer of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, today announced that the State of Missouri has selected the company to provide end user training for its more than 40,000 state government employees. Utilizing Security Mentor’s award-winning approach, selected as a best practice by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) and the National Governor’s Association (NGA) as a best-practice in their Michigan implementation, the State of Missouri will benefit from brief, focused and enjoyable training that will help make employee learning more interactive and engaging.

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 be partnering with the State of Missouri to provide leading-edge security awareness training that employees love to take,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “Missouri has been recognized recently as a top government leader in implementing innovative technology solutions, and our partnership demonstrates the importance and benefits of protecting those investments with effective end user awareness training.”

Security Mentor’s security awareness training drives real, immediate employee behavior change by combining engaging, highly interactive training with content-rich lessons that convey critical security information. The company’s groundbreaking “Brief, Frequent and Focused®” training model maximizes learning and keeps security top-of-mind. Recently expanded gamification capabilities add excitement to the material and encourage greater employee participation and engagement through friendly competition. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the company 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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