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Your Mandatory Security Awareness Training - August 23rd through Sept 15th

Fall Security Awareness Training

New York State and SUNY require all employees to undergo regularly scheduled Security Awareness training. Purchase College uses an online system called KnowBe4 to deliver that training. Training is conducted in both the fall and the spring semesters.

On Monday August 23rd you will receive a notification from the KnowBe4 system inviting you to begin your Fall 2021 Security Awareness Training. You must complete this training by September 15th.

The email invitation comes from “” with the subject line “Please Start Your Security Awareness Training.” You can also use this link to begin the training starting August 23rd. A link to the training also appears in the “Quick Links” section of the Faculty/Staff Portal page.

Nation-state sponsored Phishing and Ransomware have reached epidemic proportions - and they are a serious threat to Purchase College - making this training more important than ever. The Fall Training consists of two short videos with a few questions.

Not all faculty and staff have completed the last round of training from the spring of 2021. The good news is that it is still sitting there waiting for you, and you can go directly to the KnowBe4 website to complete the Spring training today - you don’t have to wait until August 23rd to catch up.

This training is required for all employees.


A link to the training also appears in the “Quick Links” section of the Faculty/Staff Portal page

Please, help us protect Purchase College, and protect yourself – complete the training.

And always think twice before you click!


If you have trouble accessing the system, please contact the Helpdesk via Zoom Video Chat Tech Support Mon-Fri 8am-4:45pm, or dial +1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 914 251 6465 - or create a work request so we can assist.