Integrating CI and Threat Awareness into Your Security Program

This course provides a thorough understanding of how counterintelligence (CI) and threat awareness are essential components of a comprehensive security program. The course provides an overview of the elements of a cleared facility or unit security program that includes identifying the purpose of a CI and threat awareness program; identifying CI and threat awareness policy requirements for industry and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel; role of the DSS Counterintelligence (CI) Office; use of the analytical risk management process; identifying key types of threats and common methods of collection operations; recognizing types of information most likely to be targeted by espionage; identifying types of information that should be reported; and appropriate reporting requirements and procedures.

NOTE 1: If you are completing this course as a prerequisite for a CDSE instructor led course or as part of a specific CDSE training curriculum, you must take the exam (CI010.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP. A passing score of 75% on the final exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.


  1. You may attempt this course an unlimited number of times.
  2. The quiz must be completed from start to finish in a single session. There is no bookmarking available.
  3. You must receive a passing score (75%) in order to receive a certificate for this course.
  4. You must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion. CDSE does not maintain records of course completions.


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