Thwarting the Enemy
Counterintelligence and Threat Awareness Information to the Defense Industrial Base

"Thwarting the Enemy: Providing Counterintelligence and Threat Awareness to the Defense Industrial Base," was developed for employees working at cleared defense contractor facilities. This eLearning training will allow employees to complete the training at any time to meet their annual Threat Awareness training requirement. The emphasis of the training is to make employees aware of potential threats directed against U.S. technology; it also explains common suspicious activities which they should be reporting to the Facility Security Officer (FSO) in compliance with NISPOM 3-107 and 1-302. FSOs are encouraged to use this Defense Security Service (DSS) Counterintelligence Office sponsored training to meet the Security Training and Briefings requirement outlined in NISPOM Chapter 3.


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 (CI111.06) 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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