New and Updated Industrial Security Products -GSS and Spring Education Class Registrations Open – Security Awareness Hub (SAH) Notice
December 02,  2021

New Industrial Security Training Videos

CDSE developed two new Industrial Security Videos that focus on maintaining an effective security program and Insider Threat:
Maintaining an Effective Industrial Security Program: This video discusses how to maintain an effective industrial security program at your facility.
Insider Threat Overview for FSOs: This video provides a high-level overview of the Insider Threat Program and describes how the facility security officer (FSO) is an important part of protecting national security against the insider threat.
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Updated Industrial Security eLearning Courses and Shorts

Industrial Security eLearning: Visits and Meetings in the NISP IS105.16.  CDSE updated this interactive Industrial Security eLearning course that covers the rules and procedures for classified visits and meetings for facilities participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).  Course lessons cover requirements and procedures that must be completed before sending visitors to contractor facilities, hosting classified visits at contractor facilities, requirements and procedures used for incoming and outgoing foreign visits, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) visits, and the requirements and procedures used to hold classified meetings at contractor facilities.
Industrial Security eLearning: Preparing the DD Form 254 IS128.16.  CDSE updated this Industrial Security elearning course that provides an overview of the DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification, and assists the user with the form’s purpose and preparation in accordance with applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses and the DD Form 254 instructions.  Strategies for gathering DD 254 required information are also provided.
Industrial Security Short: You're a new FSO: Now What? ISS0047.  CDSE updated this Industrial Security short that introduces the CDSE Facility Security Officer (FSO) program (minimum of 13 eLearning courses required for all FSOs).  This short also provides newly appointed FSOs a high-level overview of their responsibilities and guides them to essential resources.

Industrial Security Short: Industrial Security for Senior Management ISS0045.  CDSE updated this Industrial Security short that provides senior management at cleared contractor facilities a basic understanding of the important role they play in the success of their security program.  The short takes a brief look at the Facility Security Clearance (FCL) process, the importance of the Facility Security Officer (FSO) position, and the role of the Senior Manager. 

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 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:

Security Awareness Hub (SAH) Notice

The SAH will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:
Date: December 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 6 hours
Reason: systems maintenance
During this window, users will be unable to access the website. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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