The DISA Cyber Awareness Challenge 2018 is now available!!
This training replaces the previous Cyber Awareness Challenge Version 4.0! This one was updated last week. We are sorry for the late post!
This revised version of Cyber Awareness Challenge provides enhanced guidance for online conduct and proper use of information technology by DoD personnel. This training simulates the decisions that DoD information system users make every day as they perform their work.
Rather than using a narrative format, the Challenge presents cybersecurity and information systems security (ISS) awareness instructional topics through first-person simulations and mini-game challenges that allow the user to practice and review cybersecurity concepts in an interactive manner.
The introduction explains that information system users are responsible for protecting sensitive and classified information, as well as the information system on which this information resides. In the introduction, users are presented with the types of decisions they are expected to make throughout the Challenge and the consequences of their decisions in the scoring mechanisms.
As a user makes these situational decisions, the user is introduced to threats associated with spyware, malicious code, phishing, identity theft, and the insider threat, as well as what to do when encountering classified or sensitive documents on the Internet. Users experience the importance of maintaining information security situational awareness when out of a secure area.
Users learn security concepts they need to practice in their daily routine at work while teleworking, and on their home systems. An optional version of this training is available for Intelligence Community (IC) member use and includes modules covering Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) procedures and working in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). (Length – Approximately 1 hr 15 min)
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