March Pulse Available Now - April Webinars - Instructor-Led Cybersecurity Course at CDSE In June - New Case Study - Newly Updated Protected Distribution Systems Course - Insider Threat Detection Analysis Course (ITDAC) Now Available
March 28, 2024

March Pulse Now Available

We recently released the CDSE Pulse, a monthly security awareness newsletter that features topics of interest to the security community. In addition, we share upcoming courses, webinars, and conferences. The March newsletter focused on “Industrial Security.” Check out all the newsletters in CDSE's Electronic Library or subscribe/update your current subscription to get the newsletter sent directly to your inbox by submitting your email address from CDSE News.

April Webinars

Sign-up is available for the following upcoming live webinars: 

Stalking Fundamentals 
April 4, 2024 
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET 

Supply Chain Risks and Counterintelligence 
April 25, 2024 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET 

Visit our webinar webpage to register for these events and join the discussion!

Instructor-Led Cybersecurity Course at CDSE in June

CDSE is offering an instructor-led course on Assessing Risk and Applying Security Controls to NISP Systems (CS301.01) in June. This course is tuition free and runs June 24-28 at the CDSE in Linthicum Heights, MD. Students should complete enrollment (prerequisites and registration) by May 31. 

The target audience for this training includes Information System Security Managers (ISSMs), Information System Security Officers, and Facility Security Officers (FSOs) involved in the planning, management, and execution of security programs for cleared industry. This five-day course provides students with guidance on applying policies and standards used throughout the U.S. Government to protect information within computer systems, as delineated by the risk management framework process. 

Three prerequisite courses must be completed in STEPP before registration is enabled for course CS301.01. The prerequisite courses are:

  • CS150.16 - Introduction to the NISP RMF A&A Process
  • CS250.16 - Applying A&A in the NISP
  • CS300.06 - Technical Implementation of A&A in the NISP
Go here to learn more, register, and view the required prerequisites. If June does not fit a prospective student’s schedule, the next scheduled iterations are:
  • July 15-19, 2024 (Huntsville, AL)
  • September 09-13, 2024 (Linthicum, MD)

New Case Study

CDSE released a new insider threat case study covering the espionage committed by Joshua Schulte. Learn about the crime, the sentence, the impact, and the potential risk indicators that, if identified, could have mitigated harm. Access the case study to review this case.   

Newly Updated Protected Distribution Systems Course

CDSE recently released the updated “Protected Distribution Systems (PDS)” eLearning course, CS140.16. This course describes the requirements and responsibilities for approval, installation, inspection, and operation of a PDS. The course is applicable for all DOD Components. In addition, an optional lesson provides training on specific implementing requirements for industry under National Industry Security Program (NISP) guidance.

The updates align the course, final assessment, and student guide with the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 7003 policy references to PDS inspection ports and voids, eliminating costly fixes and potential security risks to information. National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) references have also been updated to reflect the new 32 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Part 117, NISPOM Rule content.

The target audience for this training course is personnel who are involved in the planning, acquisition, installation, approval, operation, and inspection of communications systems that process classified national security information (NSI) and use PDS.

To learn more and register, visit the course page.  

Insider Threat Detection Analysis Course (ITDAC) Now Available

The ITDAC is still open for registration. This virtual instructor-led, no cost course is offered to all Executive Branch departments and agencies and is designed for all federal insider threat program analysts from the DOD, Intelligence Community (IC), and Non-Title 50 (NT-50) communities. This course teaches entry level Counter-Insider Threat Analysts how to apply critical thinking skills and applicable structured analytic techniques to identify potential insider threat indicators. Students will also obtain and use holistic data in conjunction with the application of critical pathway theory.

Prospective students will need to complete one of two designated tracks within the Insider Threat Program curricula before registering for the ITDAC:

  • Insider Threat Program Operations Personnel Curriculum
  • Insider Threat Program Management Personnel Curriculum

The following dates still have seats available:

  • April 15 - 19, 2024
  • May 20 – 24, 2024
  • June 24 – 28, 2024
  • July 15 – 19, 2024
  • August 12 – 16, 2024
  • September 8 – 13, 2024  

Visit the course page for additional course dates, more information about the course, and to register. 

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