This course was created by DISA and is hosted on CDSE's learning management system STEPP.

Description: This course starts with an overview of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and protected health information (PHI), a significant subset of PII, and the significance of each, as well as the laws and policy that govern the maintenance and protection of PII and PHI. The course is designed to prepare DoD and other Federal employees to recognize the importance of PII, to identify what PII is, and why it is important to protect PII. The Federal government requires the collection and maintenance of PII so as to govern efficiently. However, because PII is sensitive, the government must take care to protect PII, as the unauthorized release or abuse of PII could result in potentially grave repercussions for the individual whose PII has been compromised, as well as for the federal entity entrusted with safeguarding the PII. This course explains the responsibilities for safeguarding PII and PHI on both the organizational and individual levels, examines the authorized and unauthorized use and disclosure of PII and PHI, and the organizational and individual penalties for not complying with the policies governing PII and PHI maintenance and protection. This training is intended for DoD civilians, military members, and contractors using DoD information systems. This course may also be used by other Federal Agencies.

Course Resources: N/A

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

  • Define PII and protected health information, or PHI, a significant subset of PII, and the significance of each, as well as the laws and policy that govern the maintenance and protection of PII and PHI
  • Identify the responsibilities for safeguarding PII and PHI on both the organizational and individual levels
  • Identify use and disclosure of PII and PHI
  • State the organizational and individual penalties for not complying with the policies governing PII and PHI maintenance and protection

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 1 hour

Target Audience: DoD information system users, including military members and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program

Number of students per class: N/A

Requirements:

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

Prerequisites: None

Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation:  (What's this?)
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) Per IACET: 0
  • Professional Development Units (PDU) per SPēD: 3

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.