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Counterintelligence

The Counterintelligence (CI) Awareness Program's purpose is to make DoD and Industry Security personnel aware of their responsibility to report unusual activities or behaviors and various threats from foreign intelligence entities, other illicit collectors of US defense information, and/or terrorists.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from attacks.

General Security

General Security covers security topics and issues which may or may not be addressed in other security disciplines and content areas.

Industrial Security

The Industrial Security Program is a multi-disciplinary security program focused on the protection of classified information developed by or entrusted to U.S. industry operating under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

Information Security

The Industrial Security Program is a multi-disciplinary security program focused on the protection of classified information developed by or entrusted to U.S. industry operating under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

Insider Threat

Insider Threat Programs are designed to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by insiders who represent a threat to national security. If you are new to Insider Threat Program Management or Operations, we recommend you review the training products in the order listed below to develop a foundation in Insider Threat Program Management and Operations concepts and principles. After review of these training products, additional training is available on this webpage to expand your knowledge and skills.

Operations Security

Operations Security (OPSEC) is the process by which we protect critical information whether it is classified or unclassified that can be used against us. It focuses on preventing our adversaries' access to information and actions that may compromise an operation. OPSEC challenges us to look at ourselves through the eyes of an adversary and deny the adversary the ability to act.

Personnel Security

The Personnel Security Program establishes the standards, criteria, and guidelines upon which personnel security eligibility determinations are based.

Physical Security

The Physical Security (PHYSEC) Program is that part of security concerned with active and passive measures, designed to prevent the unauthorized access to personnel, equipment, installations, materials, and information; and to safeguard them against espionage, sabotage, terrorism, damage, and criminal activity.

Special Access Programs

A Special Access Program is established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level.

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

Security Awareness Hub

If you are an occasional user of CDSE courses (e.g., once a year mandatory training) we recommend that you take our security awareness courses. Unlike STEPP, no registration or sign-in is required.