Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

AWR136 - 4.00 Hours

Description

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Schedule

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    7/31/2019 - 7/31/2019
    Columbus OH
    EC  AWR136  482
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    8/6/2019 - 8/6/2019
    Dublin GA
    EC  AWR136  476
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    8/12/2019 - 8/12/2019
    Lubbock TX
    EC  AWR136  483
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    8/14/2019 - 8/14/2019
    Findlay OH
    EC  AWR136  477
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    8/20/2019 - 8/20/2019
    Scottsburg IN
    EC  AWR136  485
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    8/21/2019 - 8/21/2019
    Scottsboro AL
    EC  AWR136  479
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    9/9/2019 - 9/9/2019
    St. Thomas VI
    EC  AWR136  488
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    9/10/2019 - 9/10/2019
    Plymouth IN
    EC  AWR136  470
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    9/12/2019 - 9/12/2019
    St. Croix VI
    EC  AWR136  489
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    9/17/2019 - 9/17/2019
    New Braunfels TX
    EC  AWR136  490
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    9/17/2019 - 9/17/2019
    Little Rock AR
    EC  AWR136  487
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    9/19/2019 - 9/19/2019
    Victoria TX
    EC  AWR136  447
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    9/24/2019 - 9/24/2019
    Blue Ash OH
    EC  AWR136  478
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    10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019
    Anchorage AK
    EC  AWR136  484

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 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.

Course Objectives

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.

Prerequisites

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.

 

Topics

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

Suggested Audience


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.

Other Information

Please call customer service at toll free (800) 541-7149 for more information or e-mail us at ke@teexmail.tamu.edu

GSA Contract #GS-07F-0357V GSA customers, please contact the division to register. Call (800) 541-7149.

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.

Government Programs

For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact itsi@teex.tamu.edu or call (800) 723-3811+GSA contract number:GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact ke@teex.tamu.edu or call (800) 541-7149.

Contact Information

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