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


Select groups of related courses that highlight special areas of studies

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

Training videos, usually in 10 minutes or less, that allows you to refresh your knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job

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