The Cybersecurity Online Learning (COL) program supplements mandatory FISMA security role-based training by offering in-demand cybersecurity workshops. Live and recorded workshops are available to security personnel in domestic and overseas Department of State (DOS) posts as well as other federal, state, and local government entities. COL offers:

  • 60- to 90-minute sessions for live participation or recorded for on-demand viewing
  • Exercises, labs, and demonstrations
  • Downloadable reference material
  • Quick access to workshops from work, personal computers, and mobile devices
  • Interactive virtual environment with capability to share desktop applications, files, video, webcam, and text-based chat
  • Audio via teleconference or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Potential for Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) credits

FY17 Q4 Workshop Schedule*

  • Every Tuesday – Xacta Assessment Engine 101 (DOS ONLY) (Register via IRM/IA A&A calendar or contact COL to request the link.)
  • July 13 – Targeted Cyber Attacks
  • July 27 – IoT Security
  • August 10 – DSIAS: Diplomatic Security Identity Assurance System (DOS ONLY)
  • August 31 – Ransomware
  • September 14 – Shadow IT 
  • September 20 & 21 – Foreign Affairs Network (DOS ONLY)
*The COL schedule is subject to change at any time.

Upcoming events are published under the "Live Workshop" tag each quarter. Registration opens when the event is published. Please note that "Dept of State (Only)" events require a or email address for registration, and "All Government" events require a .mil or .gov email address for registration. Contact if you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process.

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