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

Instructor-led Courses

Instructed by subject matter experts and guest speakers at various locations

eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses


Series of related eLearning courses that highlight a concentrated area of study

Job Aids

Provide guidance and information to perform various security tasks and responsibilities

Security Shorts

Twenty minutes or less self-paced eLearning course focused on critical topics, tasks, or processes with no assessments

Speaker Series

Live, interactive interviews with knowledgeable, respected leaders in the security community


Live, interactive presentations presented by instructors


Central repository of resources by security role or content

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