This course does not have a final exam.

Description: The course introduces the automated information systems (AIS) environment and the threats and vulnerabilities faced when working within the government or defense industrial systems.  It provides a working knowledge of cyber intrusion methods and cybersecurity countermeasures to assist employees in preventing cyber attacks and protecting their systems and information.  The user experience centers on a single, large-scale, disastrous event.  Several contributing scenarios are presented to show different vantage points related to the large event.  Through the large event and associated contributing scenarios, students learn about different cyber threats and methods of operation, targeted information, countermeasures, and reporting requirements.  This approach demonstrates for users that even small events can contribute and lead to immeasurable consequences.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Identify key indicators of the cyber threat
  • Identify countermeasures to safeguard against cyber threats
  • Recognize the types of suspicious cyber events and behaviors that should be reported and identify how to report them

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Department of Defense (DoD) information system users and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: N/A

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.