Protecting Assets in the NISP

The “Protecting Assets in the National Industry Security Program (NISP)” course provides a detailed explanation of the importance of CI awareness to the NISP. Topics include, the relationship between CI and security, CI and threat awareness policy for industry personnel, elements of an effective CI program, common types of threats and methods of operation, sources of threat information, threats related to U.S. Government sensitive/classified technologies, and CI/threat awareness 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 (CI117.16) 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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