Cyber Security Awareness Free Training and Webcasts
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Software Engineering Institute & Carnegie Mellon CERT
The CERT Program is chartered to work with the internet community in detecting and resolving computer security incidents, as well as taking steps to prevent future incidents.
Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) -- formerly ACT Online Cyber Security Training
This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Emergency Agency and offers ten courses in three discipline-specific tracks:Non-Technical for End-Users; Technical for IT Professional; and Business Managers and Professionals.
U.S. Energy Department
Various courses are available through Idaho National Laboratory NSTB program. All courses are designed to increase Cyber Security Awareness and Defensive Capabilities for IT/Control System managers, IT/Control System security personnel, network and control system support engineers, and control system designers and developers who are involved in or responsible for control system cyber security. The courses are geared toward systems in the energy sector, but are relevant to most control system environments. The 4 and 8 hour courses are certified for NERC continuing education credits.
Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative (formerly Sentinel) Training
The Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative (CDI) is a national counter-cyberterrorism training program, developed for technical personnel and managers who monitor and protect our nation's critical infrastructures. CDI reaches all levels of public service, including state and local government, law enforcement, firefighting, public utilities, public safety and health, emergency medical services, and colleges and universities. Classes are free of charge to qualified personnel, and are held in easily accessible and centralized locations throughout the United States.
InfraGard Awareness is a FREE information security awareness course
that will help you understand how you can help make your workplace more
secure. It will also teach you vital skills to protect yourself and
your family from cybercrime and identity theft.
The course is free to all individuals and small businesses. And when you have completed the course, you can become one of the first in the nation to earn your "Certificate in Information Security Awareness in the Workplace," an invaluable addition to any resume that will be welcomed by security conscious employers.
The National Webcast Initiative is a collaborative effort between
government and the private sector to help strengthen our Nation's cyber
readiness and resilience. These webcasts are free and open to everyone.
SANS Webcasts are live web broadcasts that allow you to hear a knowledgeable speaker while viewing presentation slides that you download in advance. You need either Real Audio Player or Windows Media Player (free downloads are available on the webcast access page), and a SANS Portal account. If you don't have an account, just go to the SANS Portal page and fill in the simple registration form, it's free. Once you have an account you can also access an archive of past webcasts.