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). If you are new to industrial security, we suggest you review the Introduction to Industrial Security course to develop a basic foundation of Industrial Security concepts and principles. Then, depending on your role in the NISP, it is recommended that you complete the appropriate program listed below. After review of these training products, additional training is available on this webpage to expand your knowledge and skills.

  1. Introduction to Industrial Security IS011.16
  2. FSO Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities IS020.CU
  3. FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities IS030.CU
  4. Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist IS050.CU
  5. Industrial Security for the Non-Security Government Personnel IS230.CU


Common and shared understanding of security functional tasks, and the knowledge and skills associated with the competencies required to perform those tasks for distinct security disciplines and responsibilities

Internet-based, self-paced training courses

Courses taught by training staff and guest instructors at CDSE in Linthicum,MD and various mobile training sites

Posters available to download and promote security awareness in the workplace

Repositories of role-based resources that serve as one-stop shops for security essentials