Carnegie Mellon University

You Are The Shield! Security Awareness Training

Last Updated: 08/12/2020

There are several methods that cyber attackers will use in order to gain access into an individual’s account or an organization’s network. Organizations have implemented technical security defenses which block unauthorized users from obtaining sensitive information. However, criminals have learned that it is much easier to bypass those controls by exploiting human vulnerabilities through various social engineering techniques.

The "You Are the Shield!" security awareness training reviews how criminals are taking advantage of human behaviors to steal credentials, install malware, and infiltrate an organization’s network. Each person will learn the skills necessary to protect themselves, as well as our organization from cyber threats. We are the shield responsible for securing our university! 

Topics Covered

  • Current cyber threat landscape at CMU
  • Password Protection and Management
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing, Vishing, SMiShing, Spear Phishing
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Device Security

Please contact the Information Security Office at: for more information or to schedule an event.