CDSE is a nationally accredited, award-winning directorate within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) located in Linthicum, MD.

Take Training

Choose from a variety of learning platforms to keep up to date with changing policies, procedures and security environments and meet your performance requirements.

Become SPēD Certified

Demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge needed to address 21st century threats and challenges.

Broaden Your Knowledge Through Education

Become a leader in the DOD community. Network with security professionals worldwide. Earn transfer credits towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree at certain universities.

Use our resources to bring security expertise straight to your organization

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Case Studies

Study analyzed accounts of a real-world security activities, events, or threats.

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Job Aids

Obtain guidance and information to perform various security tasks and responsibilities.

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Security Awareness Games

Looking for a fun way to encourage security awareness at your organization? Share these games.

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Security Posters

Download and display posters to promote security awareness in the workplace.

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Security Shorts

Refresh your knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job.

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Security Training Videos

Watch 5-10 minute videos that provide information and demonstrate various security procedures.

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Access repositories of role-based resources that serve as a one-stop shop for security essentials.

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Webinars and Conferences

Participate in live web events that address topics and issues of interest to defense security professionals.