Beauceron Cyber Security Training

What is Beauceron and Cyber Security Training?

Beauceron is a licensed cyber security awareness training platform available for Saint Mary’s University community. It is a computer-based cyber security awareness training program for students, faculty and staff. The focus of the training will be on cyber security awareness education and email phishing simulations - which will serve to test knowledge acquired by the users and effectiveness of the training. This training will equip the university community with necessary skills to protect their presence on the Internet.


How to enroll in Cyber Security Training.

Faculty and staff will be enrolled through their respective department by Enterprise Information Technology (EIT). All request for enrollments should go to the EIT Help Desk. 

Once you are enrolled in the training, you will receive a welcome email notification from Beauceron.

You can start the training by going to username for the site is your email address.  You will be taken through the standard Microsoft login process to enter your Saint Mary’s University password.  Once you log in, you will see a series of pop up notes to highlight the various components of the site.


When you first log into Beauceron you are taken to the Personal dashboard view which consists of 4 tabs Summary, Education, Phishing & Exposures and Incidents & Rewards

Summary Tab

The Summary tab is a personal dashboard that contains overview information such as:

  1. Insights: Below the welcome message are personal summary insights that will display the total number of outstanding courses and surveys
  2. To-do List: Any courses, policies, curriculums or surveys that are outstanding. Simply click the title of the course or survey to start it.
  3. Risk Score: A calculation based on different factors that determine how at risk is a user’s account. Click here to learn more.
  4. Incidents and Reward History: This is a summarized list of any incidents or rewards you have received
  5. Exposure History: Provides a summarized list of any exposures where your work email may be compromised, or when you clicked on a Beauceron phishing attempt.

Education Tab

The Education tab contains information pertaining to your surveys, courses, policies, curriculums and certificates. From this tab you can access and enroll in new courses, view certificates achieved, complete assigned surveys and enroll in a curriculum. Any remedial training assigned to you will be available in this section.


How to enroll in Courses

To add a new course, scroll down to the My Courses panel and simply click on the green button labeled Add More.


Select the course you wish to learn about. Click on enroll and select yes to the popup that appears.

Phishing & Exposures

The Phishing & Exposures tab provides personal details regarding any phishes you have received, or any exposures to which your work email was subject to.

Incidents & Rewards

The Incidents & Rewards tab contains any reported incidents or rewards you may have achieved.

Your Cyber Risk Score

Beauceron will give you a cyber risk score which is an at-a-glance representation of your cyber security knowledge and personal risk. Your risk score includes information on your exposure to cyber threats, awareness level and whether you have had any real or simulated incidents. Your score improves as you complete each step of the process.

The goal is to aim for a lower score, which indicates that you are relatively cyber-aware. A higher score indicates that there is room for improvement. The colour of your risk score will indicate where you are on the spectrum of cyber awareness. A good score will be green, an average score will be yellow, and a poor score will be red.

The image below shows 3 types of risk Scores, Good Average and Poor.

Good risk score: This means you are relatively cyber-aware and have scored highly in your surveys and education.

Average risk score: This means you are doing okay but have some room for improvement. You can improve this score by identifying phishing simulations and scoring higher in your education surveys.

Poor risk score: This means you are highly at risk and need to improve your cyber security. You can improve this score by identifying phishing simulations and scoring higher in your education surveys and Quizzes.

There is a gamification aspect to the training as your risk score is reduced by the amount of training you take and by reporting suspected phishing emails you receive.

Knowing your cyber risk score can help you in your efforts to stay aware of cybersecurity risks and threats.

Reporting suspicious phishing email

Please review the knowledge base article "How to Report a Suspicious or Phishing Email".

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