April 6, 2020

Supply Chain Integrity Month

April is Supply Chain Integrity month. During this month, CDSE will highlight information to raise awareness about supply chain threats and resources to help mitigate the risk. Foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries are continuously attempting to compromise our government and industry supply chains. Trusted suppliers and vendors face infiltration that targets equipment, systems, and information used daily by the government, businesses, and individuals.

Our country pays a steep price in lost innovation, jobs, economic advantage, and reduced U.S. military strength. Learn more about supply chain vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies with the following resources:

CDSE April Supply Chain Integrity Speakers Series:

    Counterintelligence, the Supply Chain, and You
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

    Join CDSE as we discuss the basics of Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), threats to SCRM from Foreign Intelligence Entities (FIEs), and where you can go to get more information.

    Supply Chain Resiliency
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

    CDSE hosts the National Counterintelligence and Security Center for a discussion on FIE supply chain exploitation.

National Counterintelligence and Security Center - Supply Chain Risk Management

DCSA Access Features CDSE 10 Year Anniversary Article

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

CDSE is featured in the recently released Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Access magazine, highlighting CDSE’s 10 year anniversary. For over 10 years, CDSE has worked to develop security skills, increase security knowledge, and promote security awareness in the DOD and cleared industry workforces. We’ve educated, trained, and certified millions of personnel entrusted with protecting national security.

To learn more about the achievements and evolution of CDSE, read the article, "CDSE Works to Professionalize the Security Workforce".

New Insider Threat Security Awareness Game Released

Check out our newest Insider Threat Security Awareness game, “Whodunit!” Follow the clues to see if you can solve the security incident. Access this new product and other security awareness games at https://www.cdse.edu/resources/games.html.

April Speaker Series

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming Speaker Series:

    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.

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Insider Threat
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

    CDSE is hosting a discussion with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Manager (Fort Meade/CDSE/CAF) from the DCSA Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

Training Opportunities for Teleworkers

Are you teleworking and looking for free, online training opportunities that can be accessed from your home or work computer? CDSE has many different security training courses and resources to enhance security awareness, increase security knowledge, and develop new skills. Use this time to complete mandatory training, earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for SPēD Certification maintenance, complete prerequisites for instructor-led courses, explore our Certification and Education programs, and more.

For online security courses, webinars (archived/upcoming), security videos/games, and other products, visit https://www.cdse.edu/index.html.

For easy access to many frequently assigned courses, visit our Security Awareness Hub, which requires no STEPP account or registration.

CDSE’S FY19 Year End Report Now Available

This past fiscal year (FY19) has been a busy one for CDSE, from hosting a successful DOD Virtual Security Conference to collaborating with other agencies, pioneering the inaugural Insider Threat Awareness Month, winning multiple awards for our products, and much more. Check out the FY19 Year End Report.

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

STEPP services will be interrupted for a planned outage on April 9thfrom 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET. STEPP users will be unable to access security training during this six hour period.

In addition, STEPP users are required to change passwords every 90 days. Visit STEPP to ensure your user profile is up to date with your current email address (https://cdse.usalearning.gov/login/index.php).

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