Carnegie Mellon University

Proofpoint Online Security Training

Last Updated: 10/16/2021

The Information Security Office has licensed Online Security Training from Proofpoint Security in order to provide the University community members with interactive information security training.  The Proofpoint Security Education Platform consists of multiple modules. Each module covers a security topic ranging from learning how to secure your email to protecting financial information.

You can access all training modules through the Education Training Platform by taking the following steps:

  1. Visit Online Security Training Platform at
  2. You will be directed to Web Login authentication page


  3. Enter your Andrew user ID and password, and click Login
  4. You will be directed to the Training Modules interface
  5. Select one of the modules to begin training

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  6. You can check on your training progress by clicking on the Report Card tab  

Online Security Training Platform includes the following modules:

  • Avoiding Dangerous Links
  • Avoiding Dangerous Attachments
  • Business Email Compromise Scams
  • Data Entry Phishing
  • Data Protection and Destruction
  • Email Protection Tools
  • Email Security
  • Email Security on Mobile Device
  • GDPR
  • Insider Threat
  • Introduction to Phishing
  • Mobile App Security
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Password Management
  • PII
  • Password Security
  • Physical Security
  • Protected Health Information
  • Ransomware Protection
  • Safe Social Networks
  • Safer Web Browsing
  • Security Beyond the Office
  • Social Engineering
  • Spear Phishing Threats
  • Travel Security
  • URL Training

You can pace your training by completing one module a day or within a set period of time. 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a cyber security training assignment for yourself or a team, please contact the ISO at