Critical Infrastructure Protection

The nation’s critical infrastructures include not only physical structures, but also organizational systems such as the public health sector, the water and wastewater systems sector, the energy sector, and the information technology sector. Within all these sectors, the Infrastructure Protection Program promotes a culture of readiness and disaster preparedness through courses that support national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructures. Addressing topics such as threat and risk assessment, risk mitigation, resource investment, preparedness planning, and other disaster management subjects prepares personnel at all levels of emergency and public services operations and critical infrastructure sectors. Security and Disaster Management courses are designed to provide individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors with the necessary skills to improve and enhance, safety, security, and community resilience in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.

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Infrastructure Protection

Critical Infrastructure Protection


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Critical Infrastructure ProtectionAWR213Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness
This course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Participants will discuss the risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and information sharing programs, and relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions. Focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience, enabling stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.Individuals completing this course in combination with MGT310, MGT315, MGT414, and MGT452 are awarded the TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for AWR213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness course #78408. Show less
This course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Participants will discuss the risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and…
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GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led
ILEPSELearn More about Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness
Critical Infrastructure ProtectionAWR376Understanding Targeted Cyber Attacks
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. Show less
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…
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DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
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Critical Infrastructure ProtectionMGT303Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment
The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment course is designed to address specific technical and professional skills needed to assess, document, remediate, and report on cybersecurity vulnerability assessments within organizations through a series of lectures and hands-on activities. Activities include examining, analyzing, and prioritizing assets, risks, and vulnerabilities to develop a vulnerability assessment report that could be delivered to organizational leadership. This course utilizes active discussions and activities to extend the participant’s understanding of vulnerability assessments.   Show less
The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment course is designed to address specific technical and professional skills needed to assess, document, remediate, and report on cybersecurity vulnerability assessments within organizations through a series of lectures and hands-on activities. Activities…
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Critical Infrastructure ProtectionMGT414Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Community Lifelines
In this course participants will learn how to develop a roadmap for progress toward the National Preparedness Goal by facilitating the development of resilience considerations and involving essential community critical infrastructure partners. Participants will learn how to formulate considerations for the resilience of community assets that leverage cross-sector partnerships. These considerations enhance the whole community’s ability to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the practical skills necessary to formulate considerations in the local community.Individuals completing this course in combination with AWR213, MGT310, MGT315, and MGT452 are awarded the TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection course #78400. Show less
In this course participants will learn how to develop a roadmap for progress toward the National Preparedness Goal by facilitating the development of resilience considerations and involving essential community critical infrastructure partners. Participants will learn how to formulate…
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DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led
ILEPSELearn More about Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Community Lifelines
Critical Infrastructure ProtectionMGT452Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure
The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. This course encourages collaboration efforts among individuals and organizations responsible for both physical and cybersecurity toward development of integrated risk management strategies that lead to enhanced capabilities necessary for the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure. Participants will identify physical and cybersecurity concerns impacting overall infrastructure security posture, examine integrated physical and cybersecurity incidents and the evolving risks and impacts they pose to critical infrastructure, and explore resources that can be applied to improve security within an organization, business, or government entity. Individuals completing this course in combination with AWR213, MGT310, MGT315, and MGT414 are awarded the TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT452 Physical and Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure course #78401. Show less
The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. This course encourages collaboration efforts among individuals and organizations responsible for both physical and cybersecurity toward development of integrated risk…
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DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led
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Critical Infrastructure ProtectionPER398Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems
The Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems course is designed to enhance understanding of the critical nature of Industrial Control System environments and the associated risks, threats, and defenses within an organization, business, or government entity. This course will introduce the convergence of physical security with cybersecurity, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and Industrial Control Systems security, increase awareness of the Internet of Things and Industrial Control Systems, and examine the threat landscape within Industrial Control Systems. Cyber threat mitigation techniques will be examined as well as methods of identifying cyber attacks and vulnerabilities. Tools to respond to and recover from cyber attacks on Industrial Control Systems will be addressed. State, local, regional, tribal, and territorial government officials; owners and operators of businesses and non-profits; and community members and other individuals interested in developing a greater understanding of developing cybersecurity resiliency in ICS.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. Show less
The Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems course is designed to enhance understanding of the critical nature of Industrial Control System environments and the associated risks, threats, and defenses within an organization, business, or government entity. This course will…
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Disaster ManagementMGT317Disaster Management for Public Services
The Disaster Management for Public Services course provides real world training to public service professionals helping to provide both the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their communities and infrastructure from potential or actual threats. During this course, participants work together in multidisciplinary teams to apply the course information with their professional experience in a variety of hands-on, small group activities, and disaster scenarios. This course brings together emergency management personnel who are expected to identify and mitigate hazards, and who plan and manage disaster response and recovery efforts within their jurisdictions. Representatives from public service agencies, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency planning, public health, and hazardous materials response organizations are encouraged to attend. Participants will be introduced to natural and man-made disasters to which public services may be vulnerable. This course also explains emergency planning and management and the regulatory systems, documents, and directives that guide disaster response. Response factors, such as hazard control zones, resources, and responder safety are also discussed. Recovery considerations, such as funding assistance and demobilization, are also explained. Show less
The Disaster Management for Public Services course provides real world training to public service professionals helping to provide both the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their communities and infrastructure from potential or actual threats. During this course, participants work…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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ITSILearn More about Disaster Management for Public Services
Disaster ManagementMGT341Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Orgs within the Community Infrastructure
The Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to healthcare organizations vulnerability to a disaster. During this FEMA sponsored course, participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards. Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the healthcare community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery. Show less
The Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to healthcare organizations vulnerability to a disaster. During this FEMA sponsored course, participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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ITSILearn More about Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Orgs within the Community Infrastructure
Disaster ManagementMGT342Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
The Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides critical guidance when planning for and responding to disasters that affect drinking water and wastewater systems. Participants will be introduced to the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) disasters to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects of disasters. Participants will be guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox (RPTB) to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Case studies on a variety of disaster incidents, as well as hypothetical situations for water and wastewater incidents are examined. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice developing a disaster response plan for a disaster. Show less
The Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides critical guidance when planning for and responding to disasters that affect drinking water and wastewater systems. Participants will be introduced to the various natural and man-made…
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GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ITSILearn More about Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Disaster ManagementMGT343Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides students with information about the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox covering necessary steps to be taking during the response and recovery Water and Wastewater Utilities facilities. Participants will be guided through the various issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents affecting water and/or wastewater facilities. The course introduces the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Planning for and managing incidents are discussed, as well as disaster mitigation, response and recovery specific to drinking water and wastewater systems. Show less
The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides students with information about the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox covering necessary steps to be taking during the response and recovery Water and Wastewater Utilities facilities….
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GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ITSILearn More about Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Disaster ManagementMGT345Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems
The Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems course provides students with information specific to preparing for, protecting against, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against a threatened or actual natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster affecting electric power facilities and systems. During this course, participants will be guided through discussions and exercise that will assist them in: Improving security against physical damage, organizational disruption, and control system vulnerability Enhancing the electric power systems ability to plan, prevent, detect, respond, and restore their facilities in emergency situations Developing an understanding and appreciation for working with the media. Show less
The Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems course provides students with information specific to preparing for, protecting against, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against a threatened or actual natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster affecting…
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GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ITSILearn More about Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems
Disaster ManagementMGT481Disaster Recovery: A Strategic Overview of the Public Assistance Process
This Disaster Recovery course provides a strategic overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Process that is essential to disaster recovery for local communities. The FEMA Public Assistance Process provides funding for local  governments and eligible Private Non-Profit organizations to conduct effective long-term recovery. Unfortunately, many jurisdictions do not have a good understanding of this process and thereby fail to obtain, and retain, all the recovery revenue the community is eligible for. This course will provide senior leaders and staff planners with the key elements, milestones, and pitfalls to avoid when guiding a local jurisdictions recovery plans and operations. Show less
This Disaster Recovery course provides a strategic overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Process that is essential to disaster recovery for local communities. The FEMA Public Assistance Process provides funding for local  governments and eligible Private Non-Profit organizations to…
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Disaster ManagementMGT482Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Programs, An Introduction
This course will provide an introduction to the FEMA Public Assistance Programs to help local jurisdictions better understand recovery and improve preparedness for the next disaster. Front line jurisdiction leaders and staff members will learn information to better assist their communities and eligible Private Non-Profit partners to prepare for and recover from disasters. Instructors will facilitate an understanding of how to identify and navigate disaster recovery resources by guiding students through the FEMA Public Assistance Process, providing best practices while avoiding major pitfalls. Many local jurisdictions lack a robust understanding of these processes and thereby fail to obtain, and retain, all the recovery revenue the community is eligible for. This course helps prepare communities to maximize recovery resources in a compliant manner thereby ensuring effective long term recovery from disaster. Show less
This course will provide an introduction to the FEMA Public Assistance Programs to help local jurisdictions better understand recovery and improve preparedness for the next disaster. Front line jurisdiction leaders and staff members will learn information to better assist their communities and…
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THIRAAWR401Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assess & Stakeholder Preparedness Review
This online course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific capability targets, assessing current levels of capability in comparison to those targets, identifying capability gaps and subsequent strategies to close those gaps. Successful completion of the course will assist local emergency responders and stakeholders in generating actionable preparedness data that communities can use to support a variety of emergency management efforts, including planning, training, exercises, and incident response and recovery. THIRA/SPR-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Course #77998. Note: The AWR401 course is not considered an equivalent for the MGT310 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness Review course. The AWR401 course is a reduced hour, web-based alternative designed to more quickly reach a broad national audience with information on the updated THIRA/SPR process until an individual can attend a MGT310 course offering. Please contact us at [email protected] if you need assistance with scheduling a MGT310 class for your location. Show less
This online course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific…
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Online
ILEPSELearn More about Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assess & Stakeholder Preparedness Review
THIRAMGT310Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assess & Stakeholder Preparedness Review
This course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific capability targets, assessing current levels of capability in comparison to those targets, identifying capability gaps and subsequent strategies to close those gaps using the POETE (Planning, Organization, Equipment, Training, and Exercises) areas, and assessing and describing the impact of funding sources on building or sustaining capabilities in a community.Successful completion of the course will assist local emergency management efforts and stakeholders in generating actionable preparedness data that communities can use to support a variety of emergency management efforts, including planning, training, exercises, and incident response and recovery. THIRA/SPR-informed planning is consistent with, and expands on, nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.Individuals completing this course in combination with AWR213, MGT315, MGT414, and MGT452, are awarded the TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT310 JTHIRA course #78406. Show less
This course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific…
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GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ILEPSELearn More about Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assess & Stakeholder Preparedness Review
THIRAMGT315Conducting Risk Assessments for Critical Community Assets
Do you fully understand the risk to your facility and know what makes your facility susceptible to risk? Are you prepared to mitigate those risks?The Conducting Risk Assessments to Critical Community Assets course teaches the critical components of risk management and provides participants the basic fundamentals of determining and mitigating risks associated with their critical infrastructure. Through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk and are given an opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting vulnerability assessments by conducting an on-site site-specific risk assessment of select local facilities. Additionally, they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and present a risk assessment report.Individuals completing this course in combination with AWR213, MGT310, MGT414, and MGT452 are awarded the TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT315 ETRA course #78407. Show less
Do you fully understand the risk to your facility and know what makes your facility susceptible to risk? Are you prepared to mitigate those risks?The Conducting Risk Assessments to Critical Community Assets course teaches the critical components of risk management and provides participants the…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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