Addressing Cybersecurity Priorities with Free Training for All Government Employees

Last Published Date: 
May 22, 2017

Cybersecurity threats are a serious and growing concern.  Developing a trained workforce is the first and most essential step in maintaining our national and economic cybersecurity resiliency.

To build and sustain a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers free training and professional development resources to all government employees and veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE). FedVTE is an on-demand, online training resource with more than 60 free courses at varying levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced, equating to over 800+ hours of training. All of the courses align to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, which outlines necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill cybersecurity work roles and tasks. Within each course description, the relevant Workforce Framework’s Categories and Specialty Areas are clearly stated to help users select courses that support their professional development goals.

FedVTE offers several courses that align with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2017 – an annual list of State Chief Information Officer priorities for policy and technology issues. These priorities help states identify focus areas for planning and development throughout the year.

FedVTE courses that complement NASCIO’s 2017 priorities include:

  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Cyber Risk Management for Managers
  • Cyber Risk Management for Technicians
  • Cybersecurity Overview for Managers
  • And more!

FedVTE allows government employees and veterans to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to defend against cyber-intruders. Create an account today to begin your free cybersecurity training! For help, download the account creation guide.