Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

AWR136 – 4.00 Hours


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06/04/24 – 06/04/24 Los Angeles, CA EC AWR136 718 Register
06/11/24 – 06/11/24 Independence, KS EC AWR136 722 Register

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 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

US Flag 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.

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) cooperative agreement training program, this course is available at no direct cost to state, county, and local government agencies.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Enrollment Requirements

Participants must be U.S. citizens. A FEMA Student ID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. All FEMA training providers, registration systems, and enrollment procedures are required to use this FEMA SID, which can be obtained at the following website:; or with TEEX assistance upon arrival for class.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants are required to score a 70% or better on the Post-Test and attend 80% of the course hours in order to receive a course certificate of completion. 

 Participant Must Provide 

  •  A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 
  • Laptop or tablet

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Analyze their community to identify critical infrastructure vulnerable to cyberattacks.
  • Assess how threats can impact their community.
  • Evaluate the preparedness level of their community using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM).

Suggested Audience

Personnel with no more than a basic understanding of cyber security and are involved with critical infrastructure, emergency operations, and incident response in public or private organizations, including state, tribal, county, and municipal offices; members of industry affiliations and chambers of commerce should attend. 

Other Information

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.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number:GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (800) 541-7149. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (800) 541-7149

Contact Information

Business & Cyber Solutions
Phone: (979) 431-4837
Email: [email protected]