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Beauceron Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Beauceron LogoAs of October 2019, the Mount is providing you with free cybersecurity and phishing awareness training using the online Beauceron platform. The program is designed to help increase your awareness and practical knowledge of cybersecurity, and to help protect yourself, your family, and the Mount community from cybercrime.

The first 100 students who complete the training by December 31, 2019, will receive $5 in free print credits! (See below for more details.)

Log in to Beauceron »

Signing Up For the Training

Students, click here and fill out the sign up form  >>

(Tip: Sign in with your @msvu.ca email address, not your jdoe2-style username.)

Faculty and staff, click here to sign up >>

Print Credit Promotion

To be eligible for the free print credits, you must enrol in the training, be in the first 100 students to complete the training, and complete these surveys and modules by December 31st, 2019: 


    1. Awareness, Attitudes and Perceptions Survey 
    2. Cybersecurity Awareness 101: The World of Cybercrime 
    3. Cybersecurity Awareness 102: Hacking Humans 
    4. Cybersecurity Awareness 103: Malware 
    5. Cybersecurity Awareness 104: Securing Yourself 
    6. Completion Survey

Once you have finished the Completion Survey you will be rewarded with $5 in print credits within one week. If you do not receive your print credits within 5 business days, please contact the IT&S Help Desk at msvu.ca or 902-457-6538.

Beauceron FAQs

Where do I login?

Go to this webpage to access the training: https://msvu.app.beauceronsecurity.com/

What is my Beauceron login?

Use your @msvu.ca email address to log in to Beauceron.

What is my Beauceron password?

It's your @msvu.ca email address password.

How long does it take to receive my welcome email?

Enrolling you in the course is not an automatic process, so it will take up to two business days for you to receive the welcome email. If you have not received it after three days, please contact the IT&S Help Desk at helpdesk@msvu.ca or 902-457-6538.

I didn't get the welcome email inviting me to take the course. What do I do?

First check your junk folder to see if it's in there. If it's not there, contact the IT&S Help Desk at helpdesk@msvu.ca or 902-457-6538 for assistance.

Is this course eligible for the Co-Curricular Recognition Program (CCRP)?

Yes, if you complete the Cyber Security Awareness Training course, it can be included on your CCRP transcript.

Is this course eligible for the Mount Learning Passport?

No, this course is not eligible for the Mount's Learning Passport program.

What should I expect?

You will receive a Beauceron account notification email titled “Welcome to Beauceron” asking to complete a short cybersecurity awareness survey and to take an online intro training course. The course takes less than an hour to complete, and you can save it and return anytime.

Once you have completed the survey and course, you will receive a series of three simulated phishing emails over one week, and then you will be asked to take another short, final questionnaire that will allow you to provide feedback on your experience.

From then on, you will receive a simulated phish about once a month.

What's my Beauceron Risk Score?

Beauceron assigns you a risk score. Your risk score is based on your cybersecurity knowledge, responses to simulated attacks, your exposure level (if your email address was compromised in a data breach before), and rewards for your performance.

The lower your score, the better. You can lower your score (good) by completing the surveys, taking the intro course, reporting phishing emails to IT&S, and taking extra courses. If you click on links in the simulated phishing emails, your score will increase (bad) and you may be asked to take a remedial phishing course or survey.

A risk score lower than 650 is considered good, and between 650 and 800 is average. A score above 800 is high risk. The lower the better. 500 is the lowest score. You can take supplemental training and report phishes to helpdesk@msvu.ca to lower your score.

How do I report a phishing email?

To report a phishing email to IT&S, please forward it to helpdesk@msvu.ca. If you report a Beauceron simulated phish, you will receive credit for it on your Beauceron Risk Score. If you forward a real phish, you will also receive credit for it on your Beauceron Risk Score. If you forward an email that isn’t a phish, then your score will not be affected. 

Can I take extra courses?

Beauceron has many extra courses that you can take which lowers your risk score. To view the list of courses, log into Beauceron and click the Education menu item on the left. To take a course, click the Actions button > Enroll.

Where is the data for the Beauceron training stored?

Beauceron is a Canadian company, and its data is stored in Canada.

What information is stored about me in the Beauceron training site?

Your name, Mount email address, IP address, browser stats, course and phishing simulation history are stored in Beauceron. Neither student ID's nor employee ID's are stored in Beauceron. For more information on the Mount and the Beauceron privacy policies see these links:

Further Assistance

For further assistance, contact the IT&S Help Desk at 902-457-6538, msvu.ca, or visit the desk in the lower level of the Library, EMF 106.