Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.

Description: This course will explore the role of the non-technical DoD security specialist related to information systems security, information assurance and cybersecurity. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective relationships between the many organizational players who have a role in information systems security, information assurance, and cybersecurity and how these relationships serve to increase operational effectiveness and security of the organization.

The course will include but will not be limited to the following topics:

  • Links between Information Systems Security, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity and other security disciplines.
  • Three Elements of Information Systems Security (CIA):
    1. Confidentiality
    2. Integrity
    3. Availability
  • Six elements of an Information System:
    1. Hardware
    2. Software
    3. Data
    4. Procedures
    5. People
    6. Communication

Please keep in mind that the information on this page is subject to change, as the course is developed.

This course will be comparable to a three semester-hour graduate level course.

Textbooks: There is no charge for this course; however, there may be a need to purchase textbook(s) to support some of the reading and research requirements. Approximately 30 days before the semester start date, you will receive a welcome letter from CDSE which will include information on the required textbooks for this specific course.

Delivery: Virtual Instructor-led

Length: 16 weeks

Target Audience: Restricted to U.S. military members and civilian government employees.

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students Per Course: 20

Prerequisites: None

System Requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0, Flash Player 8, Internet bandwidth connection (DSL or better), Display 1024 x 768, Audio (16-bit sound card), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

Credit Recommendation (What's this?): 3 semester hours in information security or cyber security - graduate degree category.

User Notes: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour college or graduate-level course. Students must make a significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

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

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