NRCS depends on computer systems to perform many of its functions and responsibilities. These systems contain a wealth of information resources. The purpose of this training is to generate computer security awareness and concern among its readers and to ensure an understanding of our roles in protecting this valuable resource. Ir provides readers with practical information on computer security that users should immediately implement in all their daily activities. The following topics are addressed.
Laws, Policy, and Responsibility
Threats and Vulnerabilities
The NRCS Information Systems Security Program Manager has determined that this training meets the requirements as outlined in the Computer Security Act of 1987.
After completing this training, the participant will be able to protect Federal Information Processing (FIP) equipment and data by:
identifying security risks and responsibilities, and
implementing security principles routinely.
This course is comprised of one self-paced student booklet.
Less than four hours
All NRCS employees
All NRCS volunteers using NRCS computer systems
Non-NRCS individuals with authorization to use NRCS computer systems
Contractors officially located where NRCS computer systems reside