Recognizing the time demands all security professionals face, the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has started producing training shorts that are usually ten minutes or less. Security Shorts allow security professionals to refresh their knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job.

These "shorts" are not intended for download.

Select a security discipline to see corresponding shorts. If you are unable to view a short for accessibility reasons, a student guide is available.  Student guides are text only versions of the shorts and are located at http://www.cdse.edu/shorts/student-guides.html.

  • Counterintelligence
    • CI Foreign Travel Briefing
    • Counterintelligence Concerns for National Security Adjudicators
    • Critical Program Information (CPI)
    • Suspicious Emails
  • Cybersecurity
    • Beware of Spyware
    • Cybersecurity and the Use of New Personal Devices
    • Data Spills
    • Information Assurance Briefing for Senior Operational Leadership
    • Invasion of the Wireless Hackers
    • Mission Assurance for Senior Leaders
    • Phishing Scams
    • Social Networking
    • The Case of the Cyber Criminal
    • Trusted Download
  • General Security
    • Active Shooter Awareness
    • Antiterrorism Force Protection
  • Industrial Security
    • Business Structures — KMP: To Clear or Not to Clear
    • DD Form 254
    • The DGR Role and Responsibilities
    • Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)
    • Hand Carriage Plan: Knowledge Review Short
    • Industrial Security for Senior Management
    • International Visit Requests
    • Managing Electronic Classified Information
    • National Interest Determinations (NID) Process
    • Procuring GSA Approved Containers
    • You're a new FSO: Now What?
  • Information Security
    • Classified Storage Requirements
    • Completing the SF 700
    • Disposal and Destruction of Classified Information
    • Downgrading and Declassification
    • Marking in the Electronic Environment
    • Marking Syntax
    • NATO Information
    • Requirements for OCAs
    • Security Incidents Reporting Requirements
    • Termination Briefing
  • Insider Threat
    • DITMAC
  • Personnel Security
    • Adverse Information Reporting
    • The 13 Adjudicative Guidelines
    • JPAS Levels 2-3
    • JPAS Levels 4-5-6
    • JPAS Levels 7 & 8
    • JPAS Level 10
    • Reciprocity in the Personnel Security Program
    • The Revised Federal Investigative Standards
  • Physical Security
    • DoD Locks Approved to Safeguard Classified and Sensitive Materials
  • Special Access Programs
    • Procedures for Transporting Special Access Program (SAP) Material
    • Special Access Program (SAP) Markings
    • Special Access Program (SAP) Nomination Process
    • Special Access Program (SAP) Types and Categories