Description: This course introduces OPSEC practitioners to common threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures associated with Internet-based Capabilities (IbC).It will allow OPSEC practitioners to better assess the risk when considering IbC. Upon completion, students should be able to:

  • Understand OPSEC concerns raised by IbC
  • Understand the differences in motivations, skills, and activities of adversaries and how they constitute a threat to IbC
  • Understand the risks inherent to public IbC and appropriate countermeasures required to reduce those risks
  • Be familiar with functions, benefits, and vulnerabilities of emerging IbC technologies
  • Understand best practices to defeat commonly used attack techniques

The course is designed for OPSEC practitioners

Method of Instruction: Platform or Defense Connect On-Line (DCO); use of an Internet web browser and a microphone-equipped headset.

Length: 1½ days platform; 2 half days on DCO

Target Audience: OPSEC practitioners.

Prerequisites: Understanding of OPSEC fundamentals (for example OPSE-1300/1301, OPSEC Primer, OPSEC-U, or OPSE-1500).You can take the OPSEC Fundamentals CBT directly on the IOSS website.

Log into your account, click on the training tab, click on OPSEC Fundamentals options and scroll to the bottom of the page and click the launch button.

Classes that are listed as "Private/Invitation Only" are only for students who already received an invitation. A private class is only shown so the invitees can register.

Note: American Sign Language (ASL) services are available for hearing impaired personnel wishing to attend courses taught in the local D.C/Maryland area. Please notify the IOSS at least two weeks prior to the class start date if these services are required. You will be contacted concerning any further actions/information necessary to complete your request.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

Course Schedule

None scheduled at this time.

Quick Links

Registration for this course is being handled by the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS). Please call the IOSS Registrar at 443-479-4671, Customer Support at 443-479-4677, ext 2 or send a message to To request training or products, access the website at