AWR136 – 4.00 Hours
Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Business & Cyber Solutions at or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.
The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (ECCS) course provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cybersecurity program. The course provides participants with an awareness of issues. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cybersecurity program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures. The course introduces the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a framework for understanding community cybersecurity and offers a brief introduction to low-cost or no-cost approaches to securing a community against cybersecurity threats and attacks. The course sets the stage for further efforts in which a community can build a cybersecurity program.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize why community cybersecurity is important.
- Recognize the characteristics of a community cybersecurity program.
There are no prerequisites for the course. No prior background in cybersecurity or information technology is required.
Course Completion Requirements
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, and
- To obtain additional information about the FEMA SID.
Participants Must Provide
- a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
- Why cybersecurity is important
- Unstructured threats
- Structured threats
- Highly structured threats
- The Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM)
- Things a community can do to initiate a cybersecurity program
- Where to go for help
The target audience is personnel involved with critical infrastructure, emergency operations, and incident response in public or private organizations, including state, county, and municipal officials; members of industry affiliations and chambers of commerce.
Please call customer service at toll free (979) 431-4837 for more information or e-mail us at [email protected]
GSA Contract #GS-07F-0357V GSA customers, please contact the division to register. Call (979) 431-4837.