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IS-892: Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities

This course has been developed by the DHS Interagency Security Committee (ISC) and is being hosted by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). All questions or comments about this course should be directed to the following email address: ISCAccess@dhs.gov.

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities is the third course in the ISC Web-based training series. It provides an introduction to how the ISC Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities Standard establishes a baseline set of physical security measures to be applied to all nonmilitary Federal facilities. The course also provides an understanding of the framework for the customization of security measures to address unique risks faced at each facility.

This course is intended for Federal personnel with security-related responsibilities.  Previous ISC courses are listed in the “Prerequisites” portion of this course description.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course is designated as FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) because it contains sensitive but unclassified information. Access to this course is limited to Federal personnel with responsibilities for security-related policies, programs, projects, and/or operations for their department or agency. HSIN-CI serves as the primary mechanism for providing trusted and vetted public and private Federal facility contractors and representatives access to a number of resources, including ISC documents and training courses. Access to ISC resources is managed by the Office of the ISC staff within the Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which promotes effective information collection and dissemination among partners in Federal departments and agencies.

HSIN-CI Fact Sheet

You:

  • Must complete the course within the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN-CI) Website. Those who do not currently have access to the ISC FOUO Documents or Portal within HSIN-CI must send an e-mail to ISCAccess@dhs.gov with your full name and contact information including e-mail, the name of your agency, and the reason you need access.
  • Will return to this page to complete the final exam in order to receive credit. You may want to bookmark this page so that you can easily return to it when you are ready to take the exam.

Course Access Instructions

  1. Go to https://hsin.dhs.gov/ci/home, enter your user name and password, and then click on the “Log In” button.HSIN-CI User Name and Password Graphic
  2. Once you are logged in, click on 'Interagency Security Committee' under 'My CI Communities' on left-hand column
    HSIN-CI Communities With User Information Highlighted
  3. Finally, under the "ISC FOUO Training" column, click on 'IS 892 - Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities'" HSIN-CI ISC FOUO Training Column Highlighted

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ISC risk management process.
  • Determine the baseline level of protection (LOP) and countermeasures for a Federal facility based on its facility security level (FSL).
  • Describe the steps for determining the customized and highest achievable LOP for a Federal facility using the ISC risk management process.
  • Identify the physical security countermeasures for a Federal facility that correspond with it’s LOP and specific security threats.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for and access is limited to Federal personnel with responsibilities for security-related policies, programs, projects, and/or operations for their department or agency.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that course participants complete the following courses prior to completing this course:

  • IS-890.a - Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC)
  • IS-891 – Facility Security Level Determinations for Federal Facilities
The courses in their latest versions are available through the EMI Independent Study Program at the following link: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp.

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2 hours
Take Final Exam
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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