GSS and Spring Education Class Registrations Open – 2021 Insider Threat Conference Recordings Now Available – CDSE Website Update - STEPP Notice
November 18, 2021

Registration Open for the Getting Started Seminar 

The next Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for FSOs is scheduled to start February 8, 2022 and it is entirely virtual! This course is not only a great way to get started as a new FSO, but also a way for experienced FSOs to stay informed about policy changes, procedural changes, emerging trends, threats, concerns, etc. Students work in collaboration with other security professionals, exploring security topics through practical exercises. To learn more and register today visit

Register For Spring Education Classes

Registration is now open for the spring semester of CDSE Education classes that run from January 10 to May 6, 2022. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot in the spring semester.   CDSE Education Program offers:

  • Tuition-free, flexible
  • Real-world practical assignments
  • 100% virtual instructor-led courses 
  • Virtual networking with professionals throughout the security community 
  • Five Security Education Certificate programs 
  • Highly qualified instructors 

You can learn more about the available classes and register for them by accessing the links here: To register, log into STEPP via: If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Program at:

2021 Insider Threat Virtual Conference Presentations Now Available

The 2021 Insider Threat Virtual Conference was held on September 2, 2021. The conference was open to security professionals in Government and industry and was jointly hosted by Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security OUSD(I&S). The event brought security professionals and policy makers from across the U.S. Government and industry together to kick off the National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM) campaign. The theme for this year’s conference and campaign was “Workplace Culture and Insider Threat.” If you missed the conference, or would like to revisit the presentations, the recordings are now available in our webinar archive under Insider Threat.

CDSE Website Migration

The CDSE website recently migrated to a new platform. Some users may be experiencing issues when accessing the site.  These may be resolved by entering in the full site URL: in your browser. If this does not resolve the issue, it may be related to certificates.  Additional updates to follow.

STEPP Notice

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Reason: systems maintenance
During this window, STEPP users will be unable to access the system.  Also, note STEPP has a daily maintenance backup from 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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