November 18, 2020

Sign Up For Tomorrow's Insider Threat Speaker Series

Have you signed up for tomorrow's Insider Threat Speaker Series? There is still time to register for this live, interactive, 30-minute discussion with guest speakers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of State on cultural awareness in a security environment and the role it can play in either mitigating or exacerbating risk.

Cultural Awareness and Insider Threat
Tuesday, November 19, 2020
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET

Join us and be part of the conversation! Register today.

December Speaker Series

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) invites you to participate in our upcoming December Speaker Series, "The Ins and Outs of the Foreign Travel Brief." You may be thinking, "Wow, this is so timely because we are doing so much foreign travel during this pandemic?" But, this brief contains vital information for when we are able travel again. Relax and join CDSE as we give a detailed overview of the Foreign Travel Brief (FTB).

The Ins and Outs of the Foreign Travel Brief
Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Visit CDSE Webinars to sign up and join the discussion!

November Pulse: CDSE Security Awareness Newsletter

We recently released the eleventh in a series of monthly security awareness newsletters called CDSE Pulse. November's newsletter focused on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness Month (CISR). 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 by submitting your email address to CDSE News.

Save the Date for 2021 DVSCI

Mark your calendars for the 2021 DOD Virtual Security Conference for Industry (DVSCI) on February 10 and 11, 2021! This year's conference theme is "Back to Basics." The agenda will include updates on changes to the Industrial Security and Personnel Vetting policies and topics such as "How to Run an Effective Insider Threat Program," Controlled Unclassified Information, and more. The conference is open to cleared industry under the NISP. Stay tuned for more details.

STEPP Notice

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

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Reason: system maintenance

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.

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

Learn more about the classes being offered and register for them.

To register, log into STEPP. If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Division at:

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