This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides a thorough understanding of how Insider Threat Awareness is an essential component of a comprehensive security program. With a theme of "if you see something, say something," the course promotes the reporting of suspicious activities observed within the place of duty.  Using a few case study scenarios, the course teaches the common indicators which highlight actions and behaviors that can signify an insider threat. The instruction promotes a proactive approach to reporting the suspicious activities.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, students will:

  • Recognize suspicious behavior and activity associated with the insider threat
  • Identify reporting requirements

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Military, civilian, and industry employees with access to classified information

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final examination (CI121.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Reference: Executive Order 13587

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with CI201.CU
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 1.5

Additional System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

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