August 13, 2018

Reminder – STEPP Is Moving October 1!

As previously mentioned, our current learning management system, STEPP, will be migrated to a new location on October 1, 2018. To prepare for this move, please plan to complete all training by Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET, since STEPP will be unavailable two weeks prior to the new location launch.

Participants in the SPēD Certification program: 

Find out about additional information regarding the deadline for SPēD account creations/edits.

Current users who have updated their profiles will receive an email the week of 24 September to access the new site.  To get ahead of the game, go to “user checklist” for all the information you’ll need to login!

September Speaker Series and Webinars

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming Speaker Series:

Personnel Security for Industry - Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, September 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET

This is the third and final topic from the Industrial Security discipline that will focus on various missions within the Defense Security Service (DSS). Our guest will be speaking with us about the changes in DSS with regards to Personnel Security and Clearances and will discuss what the Continuous Evaluation Program is and provide an update on the Defense Industrial System for Security (DISS) deployment. We will also talk about FY18 Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) for Industry updates, innovative initiatives, and the way ahead for the program.   

Applied Research on Exfiltration and Security
Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET

The Defense Personnel & Security Research Center (PERSEREC) has published four comprehensive reports on espionage in America. In recognition of the shifting threat landscape, PERSEREC has expanded its Espionage Project to include all known incidents in which government personnel were convicted of exfiltration of protected resources without authorization. This expanded effort, titled The Exfiltration Project, will identify actionable intervention points and the corresponding behavioral indicators along individuals' critical pathways to exfiltration, which in turn can be incorporated into data science monitoring/evaluation tools, workforce training, and organizational risk management plans. On September 13, Ms. Stephanie Jaros, PERSEREC Project Director, will present the results published in the first report from this expanded project.  Join us and be part of the conversation!

Join CDSE for our next webinar:

Your fridge may be spying on you: Securing the Internet of Things
Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET

More and more devices are joining our home networks. Today, it’s not unusual to have internet-enabled cameras, thermostats, or appliances in our home. This webinar discusses what we need to do to secure our devices and protect ourselves at home.

Register and be part of the conversation! Sign up today.

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