Cyber Awareness Challenge 2024 DS-IA106.06

This course was created by DISA and is hosted on CDSE's learning management system STEPP

Description: The purpose of the Cyber Awareness Challenge is to influence behavior by focusing on actions that authorized users can engage to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to DOD Information Systems. This training is current, engaging, and relevant to the user. The Cyber Awareness Challenge is the DOD baseline standard for end user awareness training by providing awareness content that addresses evolving requirements issued by Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Component input from the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) chaired Cyber Workforce Advisory Group (CWAG).
This course provides an overview of current cybersecurity threats and best practices to keep information and information systems secure at home and at work. The training also reinforces best practices to protect classified information, controlled unclassified information (CUI), and personally identifiable information (PII).
A Knowledge Check option is available for users who have successfully completed the previous version of the course. After each selection on the incident board, users are presented one or more questions derived from the previous Cyber Awareness Challenge. If all questions are answered correctly, users will skip to the end of the incident. If any questions are answered incorrectly, users must review and complete all activities contained within the incident.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Objectives:
This course discusses the following topics:

  • Computer Use
  • Information Security
  • Insider Threat
  • Malicious Code
  • Online Behavior
  • Physical Security
  • Removable Media and Mobile Devices
  • SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and SCIFs (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility)

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 60 Minutes

Target Audience: Authorized users of the Department of Defense (DOD) information systems


  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW current Certification Maintenance Guidelines.

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.