October 28, 2020

STEPP Notice

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 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, note 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.

New Cybersecurity Awareness Games

Check out all three of CDSE’s recently released #cybersecurity awareness games: Cyber Terminology Word Search, #BeCyberSmart Crossword Puzzle, and “I’ll Take Cyber” Jeopardy. Play the games for a fun way to test your cybersecurity knowledge and refresh your memory of cyber terms and acronyms. Visit Security Awareness Games and look under “Cybersecurity” to access all three games!

Registration Open for Spring Semester Education Courses

Registration is now open for the fall semester of CDSE Education classes that run from January 11 to May 7, 2021. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot in the fall semester.

CDSE Education Division offers

  • Tuition Free & Flexible 100% virtual instructor-led courses
  • Five Security Education Certificate programs
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Real-world practical assignments
  • Virtual networking with professionals throughout the security community

You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them by accessing the links here. To register, log into STEPP. If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Division.

New Education Videos

Want to learn more about CDSE’s Education Program and share that information with your organization? Check out these four new Education videos available for you to view, download, and share.

Upcoming Know Your CDSE Speaker Series

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming November “Know Your CDSE” Speaker Series. Join us for this live, interactive, 30 minute event to learn about CDSE’s Education Program, including eligibility requirements, the courses, and certificates.

Know Your CDSE: Education
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET

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Join CDSE for our next Insider Threat Speaker Series. We will host a live discussion on cultural awareness in a security environment and the role it can play in either mitigating or exacerbating risk.

Cultural Awareness and Insider Threat
Thursday, November 19, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

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Sign Up For Insider Threat Speaker Series

Check out our new case study library and read about an insider who committed espionage and attempted to disclose classified Navy nuclear propulsion information. The unauthorized disclosure of this classified information would have put national security at risk and endangered the lives of American service members. View the case study and learn more about the incident.


The focus of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s (NCSAM) fourth week examines the future of Internet-connected devices. The NCSAM final week will explore how technological innovations, such as 5G, might impact a consumer’s and businesses’ online experience (e.g., faster speeds and data transmission, larger attack surfaces for cybercriminals). Regardless what the future brings, everyone needs to do their part and #BeCyberSmart to ensure the safety of cyberspace.

Visit Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cybersecurity Resources and CDSE’s Cybersecurity Toolkit to learn more.

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