July 24, 2020

Upcoming Insider Threat Virtual Security Conference

The Center for Development for Security Excellence (CDSE) is hosting a virtual Insider Threat Conference on September 3 featuring guest speakers from Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (OUSD (I&S)), National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), United States Coast Guard (USCG), DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC), Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC), and more. Join us for this opportunity to engage with senior leaders regarding the counter Insider Threat mission, learn about the case of Christopher Paul Hasson with USCG, discuss the role of resilience in risk mitigation, and explore professional development opportunities for Insider Threat practitioners. Register now to secure your spot!

STEPP Notice

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance on July 23 and 24, 2020, and will be inaccessible during the following dates:

Date: July 23, 2020 and July 24, 2020

Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. ET

Duration: 4 hours

Reason: Courses and exams will be updated

During this window, STEPP users will be unable to access the system. Also, please note that STEPP has a daily maintenance backup from 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

July Pulse: CDSE Security Awareness Newsletter

In July, we released the seventh in a series of monthly security awareness newsletters called CDSE Pulse. The July newsletter featured information about the CDSE Certification Program. Check out all the newsletters in the DCSA Electronic Reading Room or subscribe/update your current subscription by submitting your email address at CDSE News and get the newsletter sent directly to your inbox.

Upcoming “Know Your CDSE” Speaker Series

As part of CDSE’s 10th Anniversary, we launched a “Know Your CDSE” Speaker Series featuring a different security focus for each webinar. CDSE invites you to participate in our August Speaker Series that will feature our training, resources, and processes for Certification.

  • Know your CDSE: Certification

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

Do not miss this opportunity to learn how enhance your understanding of SAPs and expand your knowledge of our Certification Program.Register today!

Upcoming Counterintelligence (CI) and Insider Threat Speaker Series

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming CI and Insider Threat Speaker Series:

  • 2019 Targeting U.S. Technologies Report

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Please join this live event as DCSA and CDSE discuss the latest trends in foreign targeting of U.S. defense technologies.

  • Counterintelligence and Insider Threat in the Time of COVID-19

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Join CDSE Insider Threat and CI as we discuss the changing threat and vulnerability environment and how the countermeasures we use to mitigate risk need to change right along with them.

Register now for all webinars!

New Industrial Security Awareness Game

CDSE has just released a new word search puzzle (#5)! These word search puzzles are not only fun, but give you a clear understanding of the terms you will encounter throughout the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). Understanding those terms will help you understand the “why” behind your National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy a good word search puzzle? Visit here to check it out!

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