Description: This course provides Facility Security Officers (FSOs) with a fundamental understanding of the key communities or employees within a cleared defense contract facility that most frequently become targets of suspicious contacts. It will help the FSOs identify the potential vulnerabilities residing within each functional area so they can communicate with them and help prioritize needs for countermeasures. It provides the employees with an awareness of those collection methods used by foreign entities and the urgency for reporting those suspicious activities.

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Learning Objectives: This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Identify key employee groups most likely to be targeted by an adversary attempting to gain information, their vulnerabilities, and kinds of contact likely to be experienced
  • Identify ways to promote employee awareness and reporting of issues of CI concern

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Facility Security Officers (FSOs)


  • General Requirements: N/A Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final examination allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.


Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation (What's this?): In association with CI201.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 1.5

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.