March 12, 2020

"CDSE celebrates a decade of achievement, helping to secure the nation"

STEPP Update

STEPP services will be interrupted for a system upgrade on March 28th, beginning at noon. STEPP users will be unable to access security training for 24 hours.

Beginning March 30th, STEPP users will be required to change passwords every 90 days.

Ensure your STEPP user profile is up to date with your current email address. (

Insider Threat Speaker Series to Be Rescheduled

The March 12th "Industry Insider Threat Programs Review and Recommendations" Speaker series will be rescheduled for a later date. The new date will be announced in the Flash and on CDSE’s Social Media. Stay tuned!

Newly Updated eLearning Courses Released

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has recently launched the following two updated courses:

Introduction to Information Security (IF011) – This Information Security course was completely redesigned, giving it a new look and feel.

Antiterrorism Officer (ATO) Level II (GS109) – This Physical Security course is now classified as For Official Use Only (FOUO), was converted from Flash to HTML 5, and had major updates made due to policy changes.

March CDSE Security Awareness Newsletter

CDSE now has a monthly security awareness newsletter available as part of our email subscription service! Subscribe to the CDSE Pulse newsletter to get a monthly snapshot of one area of security interest. This month’s CDSE Pulse will feature Counterintelligence content. Check out previous newsletters in the DCSA Electronic Reading Room and subscribe to receive the publication in your inbox.

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