INDIANA – The Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) is now offering free cybersecurity training to public libraries, state-funded universities, and public k-12 schools in Indiana.
The training offered by IOT will be administered by KnowBe4, a leading company in cybersecurity training for endpoint users. The program offers free training and phishing simulations that libraries can deploy to their employees to increase their awareness of malicious threats and attacks. The State of Indiana has been using the service since 2020 and has seen an improvement in cybersecurity knowledge among its employees. The state has available licenses and wants to offer them for free to local governments. The goal is to improve local government employees’ cybersecurity awareness while saving the local governments’ budget for other cybersecurity needs.
The offer is part of a range of services IOT provides to local governments. The services include website hosting and secure local government email.
Those interested in the program – or those who have questions about the program – should contact Taylor Hollenbeck, director of intergovernmental affairs at the Indiana Office of Technology.