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. If you are new to PHYSEC, we suggest you review the training products in the order listed below to develop a foundation in PHYSEC concepts and principles. After review of these training products, additional training is available on this webpage to expand your knowledge and skills.

  1. Introduction to Physical Security PY011.16 CompTia
  2. Physical Security Measures PY103.16 CompTia
  3. Physical Security Planning and Implementation PY106.16 CompTia

Instructor-led Courses

Instructed by subject matter experts and guest speakers at various locations. This course is a mid-level course for DoD civilian, military, and contractor personnel with a primary duty of a physical security specialist or manager.

eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses

Job Aids

Provide guidance and information to perform various security tasks and responsibilities

Security Training Videos

View important principles and tasks; about 5-10 minutes

Security Shorts

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

  • Antiterrorism Force Protection [description] [GO »]
  • DoD Locks Approved to Safeguard Classified and Sensitive Materials [description] [GO » ]


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.