March 26, 2020

CDSE Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) invites you to participate in the commemoration of our history as we celebrate a decade of achievement, working to secure the nation with you! To learn more and view a timeline of CDSE’s major milestones and accomplishments

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Know Your CDSE: Insider Treat Speaker Series

As part of CDSE’s 10th Anniversary, we are launching a “Know Your CDSE” Speaker Series featuring a different security focus each month. We invite you to participate in the first installment where we will discuss Insider Threat:

Know Your CDSE: Insider Threat

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Join this live, interactive 30-minute event to learn about CDSE’s many Insider Threat security courses, performance support tools, and resources available to enhance your Insider Threat Program. Register for the Speaker Series.

Online Training Opportunities

Are you working from home? Is your mandatory annual security training due? Use your work or home computer to easily access many frequently-assigned courses through our Security Awareness Hub. No STEPP account or registration is required! Find out more about mandatory training here.

If you have already completed your annual security training, visit to learn about the many different online security courses, webinars (archived/upcoming), security videos/games, and other products available. These can help to increase your security knowledge, learn new skills, and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs).

New Insider Threat Posters

In March, we released two new Insider Threat posters. “Superwoman” and “Umbrella” are part of an ongoing Resilience series, CDSE’s Insider Threat theme for 2020. Check out these and other posters here:

March Pulse: CDSE Security Awareness Newsletter Released

This week, we released the third in a series of monthly security awareness newsletters called CDSE Pulse. The March newsletter features Counterintelligence content. Check out all the newsletters in the DCSA Electronic Reading Room or subscribe/update your current subscription and get the newsletter sent directly to your inbox.

Security Training, Education and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) Notice Reminder

STEPP services will be interrupted for a system upgrade on March 28, beginning at noon. STEPP users will be unable to access security training for 24 hours.
Beginning March 30, 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 (

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