Cybersecurity Awareness

Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility to protect yourself, colleagues, family members, and K-State's valuable information and technology resources.
K-State encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability, and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.


Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer or other network-connected device, the internet, or computer technology. The two most common types of cybercrime are phishing scams and malware.

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Keyboard with chain and lock across itCybersecurity Awareness Training

Cybersecurity awareness training is mandatory for all state agencies through the State of Kansas ITEC Policy 7230 – Information Technology Enterprise Security Policy section 8.0 Awareness and Training Standard.

To ensure K-State is compliant with this standard, all faculty, staff, and student employees will be required to complete this training yearly. The President’s Cabinet has authorized the suspension of eID’s that fail to meet the required training after the due date. If your eID is suspended, you will lose access to all University systems until training is completed.

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