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    DHS Announces no-cost "Workplace Security Awareness" online course

    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.   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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