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Promoting Community Cybersecurity

AWR135 - 6.00 Hours

Schedule

  • Details
    12/6/2017 - 12/6/2017
    Salem OR
    EC  AWR135  57
  • Details
    8/23/2018 - 8/23/2018
    Oak Forest IL
    EC  AWR135  56

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 541-7149 or ke@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

The Promoting Community Cybersecurity (PCCS) course is designed to give participants an introduction to cybersecurity topics, methods, and processes, and to explore organizational responsibilities in the context of the community, state and nation. The course provides an overview of the steps taken within organizations to protect their cyber resources. The course also looks at that protection within the context of the broader community. Participants will explore the impact of the interconnections and dependencies introduced by information technology. Basic concepts of of cybersecurity, network connectivity, threats, types of attacks, and the structure of the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) will be discussed. The basic characteristics of communities and organizations that exhibit good cybersecurity are examined through the use of case studies within the context of each CCSMM dimension. In addition, the interrelationships between the dimensions of the CCSMM and the dependency on each dimension for good cybersecurity are also discussed.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize various types of cyber threats and attacks.
  • Identify the dimensions and general structure of the CCSMM.
  • Recognize failures and successes in each of the CCSMM dimensions.
  • Identify how to improve those dimensions within their own community and/or organization.
  • Describe interdependencies associated with the CCSMM.

Prerequisite

A general awareness of computer systems and their vulnerabilities is assumed. Ideally, this course would be taken following the AWR-136: Essentials of Community Cybersecurity course and/or a Community Cybersecurity Exercise.

Requirements

FEMA SID information

Students participating in FEMA-provided training are required to provide their FEMA Student Identification (SID) number starting January 1, 2013. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. It serves as your personal identification number and combines all of your FEMA training records under one account to simplify tracking of all your FEMA training accomplishments.

Please visit the FEMA SID web site to do any of the following.

  • To register for your FEMA SID if you do not already have one
  • To retrieve your FEMA SID if you have forgotten it
  • To obtain additional information about the FEMA SID

Topics

The security environment +What is being attacked+Threats+Types of attacks+The potential for catastrophe+The Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM)+Awareness+Information Sharing+Processes+Planning+The environment+Interrelationships between dimensions+What to do next

Audience

The target audience is general managers, security personnel, planning personnel, incident responders, and IT managers who oversee computer and network operations. These groups are included to ensure a common body of knowledge when dealing with cybersecurity incidents and issues.

Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 541-7149

Education Credits

    Contact Information

    Knowledge Engineering

    Phone: (800) 541-7149 | Tollfree: (800) 541-7149

    Other Information

    FEMA SID information

    Students participating in FEMA-provided training are required to provide their FEMA Student Identification (SID) number starting January 1, 2013. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. It serves as your personal identification number and combines all of your FEMA training records under one account to simplify tracking of all your FEMA training accomplishments.

    Please visit the FEMA SID web site to do any of the following.

    • To register for your FEMA SID if you do not already have one
    • To retrieve your FEMA SID if you have forgotten it
    • To obtain additional information about the FEMA SID.
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