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