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


Internet-based, self-paced training courses

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

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

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

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

Online, informative events available live, on-demand, or previously recorded that address topics and issues of interest to defense security personnel