Security Awareness Training Features

Is your current security awareness program not having the success that you hoped for? Or have you not implemented a security awareness program at all?

Not all cyber awareness training is equivalent. Our best-of-breed security awareness training teaches critical cybersecurity skills in an easy-to-understand format that is brief, interactive and fun to take, resulting in real behavior and culture change.

These key training features will ensure the success of your security awareness program for your entire organization, from employees to the security team to executive management.

Key Security Awareness Training Features

Drive real behavior and culture change using our powerful learning system and robust, high-engagement training.

Security Mentor gamification badges and points for security awareness training and phishing


Gamification incents and motivates employees to be engaged with security awareness training by rewarding their accomplishments and encouraging friendly competition. Top benefits of using gamification include increasing user engagement, improving training absorption, and making learning fun and social.

Our gamification is structured using a combination of points, badges, levels, and team leader boards. As employees complete lessons and successfully avoid phishing tests, they earn points and can follow their growing point tally and achievement badges. Teams can watch leader boards and compete for the top position, encouraging positive organizational competition, increasing participation, and propelling the success of your security awareness program.

Example lesson quiz from Security Mentor security awareness training

Quizzes & Assessments

Security awareness training quizzes and assessments can play an important role in: 1) ensuring organizational compliance, 2) determining program effectiveness; and 3) assessing cybersecurity knowledge gaps in employees.

At the end of each cyber awareness lesson is an optional quiz that measures the employee's cybersecurity knowledge recall and retention. Pre- and post-training assessments, taken before training begins and after training ends, set an initial baseline of employees' cyber awareness and provide metrics from which overall security awareness program performance can be evaluated.

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Security Mentor offers translated and localized security awareness training to organizations worldwide. We use in-country translators to ensure the translation is accurate and culturally relevant. By providing security awareness training to employees in their native language, learning is maximized.

Security Mentor Training is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Dutch
  • French
  • French Canadian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Spanish (LatAm)
  • Swedish
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Nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau). Security Mentor lessons are Section 508 compliant, ensuring that all users in your organization, regardless of disability status, have access to and can complete training.

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Automated Notifications

You are busy keeping your organization secure, and don’t have time to track down users to remind them to take their cyber awareness lessons. Likewise, your employees are busy doing their jobs, and can forget to take their cyber security training.

Our email notification system takes the burden off you and your staff. Email alerts are automatically sent upon account activation, and when new lessons are released, or when lessons become past due.

Example of Security Mentor lesson summary tips from our Office Security awareness training lesson


Computer-based training (CBT), also known as web-based training (WBT), offers powerful capabilities, but lacks the ability to provide reinforcement outside of the online platform, thus reducing retention.

Each security awareness training course from Security Mentor includes a PDF document summarizing the main cybersecurity learning points in the lesson.

Trainees can view, download and/or print these security awareness tips and takeaways from our lessons. We also encourage employees to be cyber secure at home by sharing these tips with their family and friends.

Cyber Security Training Administration Features

You’ve prioritized security awareness for organization – that's the most critical step in making your employees your best cyber security defense. But how can you evaluate the success of your cyber security awareness program? Use our administrative tools and features to efficiently plan, execute and report on your cyber security awareness program.

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Security Mentor Cloud LMS

You’re an expert in cyber security, not in a Learning Management System (LMS). LMSs are often complex, confusing and hard to use. In fact, many new customers tell us they didn't log into their prior LMS account because it just required too much time and effort.

We solved that problem. Our proprietary LMS is designed with training administrators in mind. Designed specifically to deliver cyber security training, the Security Mentor LMS is uniquely easy to configure, use, and view security awareness training reports. Key features include:

  • Trainee provisioning (e.g., adds, deletes, updates)
  • Tracking training participation and completion
  • Lesson text customization
  • Automated email notifications sent to users
  • Automated, simple, secure password resets
Security Awareness Training status report from the Security Mentor LMS

Reporting & Analytics

To evaluate security awareness program success and return-on-investment, you need visibility into your training program and metrics to analyze the impact.

The Security Mentor LMS dashboard includes an array of pre-configured reports & metrics, viewable online or via .csv data export. You can also create your own custom reports. Designed to help you easily monitor and improve your cyber awareness program, you can quickly assess:

  • Employee activation status
  • Trainee and course-level progress and completion reports
  • Assessments and end-of-lesson quizzes
  • Survey drawing winners
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Flexible Training Delivery

We know every environment is unique, and each program varies in its maturity.

Security Mentor gives you options. Our training can be delivered as a cloud-based service using our LMS with basic username/password authentication, or federated Single Sign-On (SSO). For larger organizations, we can also provide SCORM 1.2-compliant modules for use in your own on-premises LMS or 3rd-party LMS provider.

Screen capture of our Phishing lesson from the Security Mentor security awareness training curricula

Lesson Customization

Security awareness training is stickier when the content is relevant to the employee’s organization and environment.

Security Mentor enables you to deliver our training configured to be more uniquely suited to your business needs and environment:

  • Automatically insert your organization's name in our lessons
  • Brand our Lesson Player with your logo
  • Customize key areas of lesson text
  • Include more advanced textual customizations tuned to your unique needs with our Security Mentor Training Packages
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Rewards & Incentives

The potential of rewards adds positivity and excitement to employees' training outlooks. Rewards are also a win for the cyber security team.

In addition to our gamification rewards, included in our Enterprise Training Packages, are gift card drawings. At the end of each security awareness training course, a winner is randomly selected and posted to the training administrator’s account. Employees love getting the free gifts, and really appreciate the cybersecurity staff who deliver them.