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Course Description

AWR-136 - Essentials of Community Cyber Security

Verified/Updated 11/12/13

Course Overview

The 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. It also serves as a cursory introduction to cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cyber security program.

Course Objectives:
  • Identify reasons why communities are vulnerable to cyber attack
  • Differentiate between the levels of cyber security threats
  • Recognize that terrorists are capable of, and planning to use, computers to attack American communities and citizens
  • Recognize the purpose of the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact ke@teex.tamu.edu or call 1-800-541-7149.

This course is typically delivered in conjunction with MGT-384 (The EOC's Role in Community Cyber Security) or MGT-385 (Community Cyber Security Exercise Planning).


Prerequisites & Other Information:
None.

Audience:
Participants that would like to better understand basic computer security such as emergency operations, critical infrastructures, public or private incident response personnel, state, county, and municipal officers, as well as industry members.


Cost:
No tuition is charged.


Course Specifics

Hours: 4.00
Provider: TEEX
Sponsor: DHS-FEMA TEI
Disciplines: Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Hazmat
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works


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