Understanding Targeted Cyber Attacks

AWR376 – 8.00 Hours


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07/22/24 – 07/23/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EC AWR376 189 Register
07/30/24 – 07/30/24 Dayton, OH EC AWR376 181 Register
08/01/24 – 08/01/24 Plainfield, IN EC AWR376 175 Register
08/06/24 – 08/06/24 Bala Cynwyd, PA EC AWR376 171 Register
08/13/24 – 08/13/24 Largo, FL EC AWR376 173 Register
08/15/24 – 08/15/24 Stuart, FL EC AWR376 174 Register
08/21/24 – 08/21/24 Carlisle, PA EC AWR376 161 Register
09/11/24 – 09/11/24 Omaha, NE EC AWR376 180 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 This course provides participants with specific information regarding targeted cyber attacks, including advanced persistent threats. This information will place them in a better position to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from targeted cyber attacks. This course will fill the gap in threat-specific training for cybersecurity as a community-driven course that focuses on the phases of targeted cyber attacks and the attacker methods used during each phase. Participants will also receive valuable information on cyber attack prevention, mitigation and response.

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: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid; 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.

    AWR 136 (Instructor led) – Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

    Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

    • Understand basic concepts related to targeted cyber attacks.
    • Recommend strategies for preventing and mitigating targeted cyber attacks utilized during the reconnaissance phase.
    • Explain how targeted cyber attacks progress after the initial breach has occurred.
    • Recommend strategies for the preparation for, response to, and recovery from a targeted cyber attack.

    Suggested Audience

    • Information security and cybersecurity personnel and managers
    • Emergency responders
    • Risk management personnel
    • Planners
    • Emergency Management
    • Healthcare
    • Public Works
    • Schools/Universities
    • Critical infrastructure representatives from both private and public sectors
    • Other personnel responsible for identifying and responding to cyber incidents and those who are involved in developing organization strategies.

    Government Programs

    Contact Information

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