• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Government agencies know that their best line of defense for securing and protecting their vital information and information systems is a well-trained and aware user. That’s why DoD Directive 8570.1 was put into place. This enterprise-wide mandate requires that any personnel conducting Information Assurance (IA) functions be trained and certified in a commercial certification on the concepts, principles, and applications to enhance protection of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) information, information systems, and networks. DOD 8570 provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of the DoD workforce conducting Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. It also provides guidance on reporting metrics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key principles and concepts of DoD 8570.
  • Identify and assess potential security risks in information systems.
  • Implement effective measures for securing information and data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of encryption techniques and protocols.
  • Learn the basics of network security and secure communication.
  • Explore methods for securing various types of electronic communication.
  • Understand the importance of compliance with information security policies and regulations.
  • Develop skills in incident response and handling security breaches.
  • Gain proficiency in using security tools and technologies.
  • Prepare for and pass relevant information security certification exams.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.