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IS-872.A: Dams Sector: Protective Measures

Course Date

10/30/2013

Course Overview

This course has been developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)--the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Dams Sector--and is being hosted by EMI. All questions or comments about this course should be directed to the following email address: damsportal@hq.dhs.gov.

Dams Sector: Security Awareness is the second course in the Dams Sector Web-based training series. The purpose of this series of courses is to provide owners and operators with information pertaining to security awareness, protective measures, and crisis management.

This course explains how security awareness is an important component of an overall risk management program. In addition, it provides owners and operators with information that assists in identifying security concerns, coordinating proper response, and establishing effective partnerships with local law enforcement and first responders.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course is designated as FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) because it contains sensitive but unclassified information. The HSIN-CI Dams Portal serves as the primary mechanism with which dam and levee stakeholders exchange information, both at the For Official Use Only and non-sensitive levels, during steady-state operations. The portal, managed by the Dams Sector Management Team within the Stakeholder Engagement Division / CISA, promotes effective information collection and dissemination among sector partners in Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as the private sector. The portal provides trusted and vetted public and private representatives, including owners and operators, access to a number of resources, including training courses.

HSIN-CI Dams Portal Fact Sheet

You:
  • Must complete the course within the Homeland Security Information Network-Critical Infrastructure(HSIN-CI) Dams Portal. Those who do not currently have access to the HSIN-CI Dams Portal must complete the HSIN-CI Dams Portal Access Request Form and submit directly to the Dams Sector Management Team via damsportal@hq.dhs.gov to request and be considered for access to the training course.
  • 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 this page when you are ready to take the exam.

Course Access Instructions

  1. Go to https://hsin.dhs.gov/. From the login screen, enter your HSIN username and password. Step 1 of HSIN Course Access Instructions
  2. From the HSIN Homepage, hover over the 3x3 grid in the upper-left corner of the screen. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on the ‘Memberships’ link. Step 2 of HSIN Course Access Instructions
  3. From the options of membership communities, click on 'Dams'. Step 3 of HSIN Course Access Instructions
  4. From the Dams Portal homepage, click on 'Training'. Step 4 of HSIN Course Access Instructions
  5. From the Dams Training homepage, click on the course you want to take. After taking the course, the exam link is below the course description. Step 5 of HSIN Course Access Instructions

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe the mission and partners of the Dams Sector.
  • Describe the steps for establishing a protective program.
  • Identify the elements of the risk management model.
  • Describe strategies for reducing risk.
  • Identify the general categories of protective measures.
  • Describe how protective measures relate to threat levels.
  • Select potential protective measures to address a threat when given a scenario.

Primary Audience

Dams Sector stakeholders, including owners and operators, with emphasis on those seeking the fundamentals of the protective measure elements of a risk management program. Note: This course is designated For Official Use Only.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that course participants complete the IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management course and IS-871.a, Dams Sector: Security Awareness prior to completing this course.  The IS-870 course is available through EMI at the following link:  http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is870.asp

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

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