Description: This course provides an overview of what unauthorized disclosure is, including specific types of unauthorized disclosure and some common misconceptions about unauthorized disclosure. This course will also discuss the types of damage caused by unauthorized disclosure and the various sanctions one could face if caught engaging in unauthorized disclosure.

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Learning Outcomes: This course is designed to

  • Identify the types of unauthorized disclosure
  • Recognize the impacts of unauthorized disclosure
  • Identify how to protect classified information to prevent unauthorized disclosure
  • Identify actions to take when suspected or actual unauthorized disclosure occurs

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 60 minutes

Target Audience: All collaterally cleared Department of Defense (DoD) civilian, military, and contractor personnel

Number of Students per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75 percent on the final exam (IF130.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation:  (What's this?) In association with IF201.01
  • 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.