DHS Announces Release of New Training Course: Workplace Security Awareness

The Department of Homeland Security announces the availability of IS-906, Workplace Security Awareness, a no-cost training course developed by the Office of Infrastructure Protection Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office.

Access IS-906 on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Institute Web site: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS906.asp.

The online training provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve security in the workplace.  The course is self-paced and takes about an hour to complete. This comprehensive cross-sector training is appropriate for a broad audience regardless of knowledge and skill level.  The course promotes workplace security practices applicable across all 18 critical infrastructure sectors. <http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1189775491423.shtm> The training uses innovative multimedia scenarios and modules to illustrate potential security threats.  Threat scenarios include:

  • Access & Security Control
  • Criminal & Suspicious Activities
  • Workplace Violence
  • Cyber Threats

The course also features interactive knowledge reviews, employee tools, and additional resources. 

Upon completion of Workplace Security Awareness, employees will be able to:

  • Identify potential risks to workplace security
  • Describe measures for improving workplace security
  • Determine the actions to take in response to a security situation

A certificate is given to participants who complete the entire course. 

For more information about Office of Infrastructure Protection training courses, contact:  IP_Education@hq.dhs.gov

For more information on the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection: www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure



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