November 30, 2017

New Cybersecurity Courses

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is pleased to announce the release of the following four new eLearning courses:

Information systems used by cleared contractor companies play a vital role in our nation’s security. DSS must ensure that these systems operate at an acceptable level of risk. These two Assessment and Authorization (A&A) courses were specifically developed in response to DSS’s transition to Risk Management Framework (RMF) to provide guidance and assistance in assessing and authorizing those systems.

Introduction to NISP RMF A&A Process - CS150.16 
Applying A&A in the NISP - CS250.16 

Cybersecurity for Security Personnel - CS160.16.  This course provides security personnel with an understanding of their role in Cybersecurity and imparts a baseline understanding of the cybersecurity concepts as they particularly apply to security personnel.

Protected Distribution System – CS140.16.  This course will describe the requirements and responsibilities for approval, installation, inspection, and operation of a Protected Distribution System (PDS).

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New Insider Threat Courses

CDSE recently released four new Insider Threat eLearning courses.  These courses equip Insider Threat Program Management and Operational personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do the following:

Insider Threat Mitigation Responses – INT210.16.   Identify viable response options ranging from administrative actions, security violations or infractions, and referrals to Human Resources (HR), the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), law enforcement, and/or the appropriate supporting counterintelligence organization. 

Preserving Investigative and Operations Viability in Insider Threat – INT220.16.  Appropriately manage incident response and other Insider Threat Program actions within the scope of their authority; to properly handle evidence and apply chain of custody; to properly identify and report exculpatory information; to appropriately report and refer insider threat information; and to understand the consequences of poorly executed insider threat response.

Developing Multidisciplinary Insider Threat Capability – INT201.16.  Assemble a multidisciplinary insider threat team of subject matter experts capable of monitoring, analyzing, reporting, and responding to insider threat incidents.

Insider Threat Records Checks – INT230.16.  Conduct their duties under the data collection requirement of DoD Directive 5205.16.  Insider Threat Program.

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New CI and Insider Threat Security Videos

CDSE has posted four new Counterintelligence and Insider Threat videos.  Access the following videos:

Counterintelligence and Insider Threat Support to Security - Counterintelligence, Insider Threat, and Security work together to manage risk in support of national security. Learn how CI and Insider Threat can support your security program and discover resources for training and awareness at your organization.

Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Supply Chain Risk Management - SCRM is a systematic process for identifying, assessing, selecting, and implementing risk management principles and mitigating controls throughout their organizations to help manage supply chain risks. Watch the video, then follow the links to test your knowledge, and learn more

Insider Threat Program for Senior Leaders - Federal and DoD policies establish minimum standards for Insider Threat Programs in government agencies, DoD Components, and cleared industry. This video provides an executive-level summary of these requirements in under eight minutes.

Insider Threats to Cybersecurity - The internal cyber threat is different from other insider threat challenges faced by your organization and requires specific strategies to prevent and address them. Watch the video, then follow the links to test your knowledge, and learn more.

Upcoming CI and Insider Threat Webinar

Join CDSE on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. ET for the “Counterintelligence and Insider Threat Training Program” webinar.  This webinar will cover the many different counterintelligence and Insider Threat training products available at CDSE.  There have been several new products added to our library of materials over the past year.  These include not just our popular eLearning courses but also numerous Job Aids, Videos, Posters, Micro Videos, Case Studies and others.  We’ll take a few minutes telling you what we have to offer and how to find it on our web site.  Sign up today.

Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs FY18 Schedule

Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs (GSS) allows new FSOs the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply fundamental National Industrial Security Program (NISP) requirements in a collaborative classroom environment and develop a network of professional associates.  This course is also appropriate for any FSO, new or old, who is looking to enhance their security program.

Take a look at our FY18 schedule to see if we will be presenting this course in your neighborhood:

April 17-18, 2018, Atlanta, Ga.

Aug. 14-15, 2018, Pasadena, Calif.

We will also be offering this class at CDSE in Linthicum, Md., on Feb. 13-14 and June 12-13, 2018.  This course will be given in the hybrid format (instructor-led and Adobe Connect).  Please see the website for additional details regarding the hybrid course.

Seats are limited so make sure you have successfully completed the current version of the prerequisite course, Facility Security Officer (FSO) Role in the NISP (IS023.16) and exam (IS023.06).  Once completed, register for the course you would like to attend!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) Accreditation

The ISOC was accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in November 2017, ensuring all security professionals who earn the credential meet highest industry standards and have the knowledge and experience to carry out industrial security tasks and successfully protect our nation’s assets.  ISOC is the fifth certification to achieve accreditation.  Learn more about the ISOC.

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