New AIRE Journal Now Available - April And May Webinars - Instructor-Led Cybersecurity Course at CDSE In June - Newly Updated Protected Distribution Systems Course - Conference Recordings Released - NISPPAC Teleconference
April 11, 2024

New AIRE Journal Now Available

CDSE recently released the new Advancement of Insider Risk Education (AIRE) Journal, an annual publication for the professionalization of counter-insider threat program personnel. Readers will find a collection of training, education, and professionalization efforts related to mitigating insider risk. This journal offers an in-depth look at available resources, training needs, development, trends, and challenges across the DOD, U.S. Government, and Industry. Access the journal here.

April And May Webinars

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

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

Personnel Vetting Timely Topics - Mental Health and National Security Eligibility
May 7, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

Domestic Violent Extremism; The Legal Standards from the DOJ Perspective
May 9, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Visit our webinar and conference 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.

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

Newly Updated Protected Distribution Systems Course

CDSE’s recently updated “Protected Distribution Systems (PDS)” eLearning course is now available! The updates align the course, final assessment, and student guide with 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.

This cybersecurity course describes the requirements and responsibilities for approval, installation, inspection, and operation of a Protected Distribution System (PDS) and is applicable for all DOD Components. An optional lesson that provides training on specific implementing requirements for industry under National Industry Security Program (NISP) guidance is also available.

To learn more and register, visit the course webpage.

Conference Recordings Released

The 2024 Virtual DCSA Security Conference for Industry recordings are now available! If you missed the conference or just want to re-watch one or more of the sessions, visit here.

NISPPAC Teleconference

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Please expect to block three hours off in your calendar for this meeting. 

The NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies as reflected in Executive Order 12829, as amended, its implementing directives, or the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). 

You must register in advance through the Intel link if you wish to attend. Please do not share the individualized link, and instead, direct employees to register as well. 

If you do not get call in information after registering, check your spam folder. 

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