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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    9/17/2019 - 10/17/2019
    Ocean City MD
    EC  AWR136  499
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    10/2/2019 - 10/2/2019
    Madison WI
    EC  AWR136  491
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    10/2/2019 - 10/2/2019
    Pensacola Beach FL
    EC  AWR136  492
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    10/8/2019 - 10/8/2019
    Salem OR
    EC  AWR136  493
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    10/15/2019 - 10/15/2019
    Alexandria VA
    EC  AWR136  503
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    10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
    Bozeman MT
    EC  AWR136  495
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    10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
    Bozeman MT
    EC  AWR136  497
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    10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019
    Ocean City MD
    EC  AWR136  498
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    10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
    West Palm Beach FL
    EC  AWR136  496
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    10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019
    Brenham TX
    EC  AWR136  502
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    10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019
    Anchorage AK
    EC  AWR136  484
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    11/13/2019 - 11/13/2019
    Dallas TX
    EC  AWR136  506
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    11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019
    Savannah GA
    EC  AWR136  504
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    11/20/2019 - 11/20/2019
    Anderson SC
    EC  AWR136  507
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    12/4/2019 - 12/4/2019
    Plymouth IN
    EC  AWR136  508

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.

 

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. This 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.

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

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

Contact Information

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