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Information Security Training

GTA offers several security-related courses for state agencies. 

Security Risk Management Training

This e-learning course provides participants with foundational knowledge of the six-step National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Participants will get an overview of the requirements for developing and maintaining the agency information security program.

The training:

  • Provides an effective framework for developing and managing a security program and organizational-wide information security-related risks to protect and continuously monitor the information assets of the organization and mission.
  • Supports compliance with state policy and FISMA requirements.
  • Provides senior leaders with the necessary information to make cost-effective, risk-based decisions with regard to the organizational information systems.
  • Demonstrates how information security integrates into the enterprise architecture and system development or acquisition life cycle.
Security Workshops

GTA offers security workshops as a more in-depth application of what is taught in the Security Risk Management Training for state agencies.  

Cyber Preparedness Traffic Light Protocol Training

The Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) is a system that determines how information will be disseminated internally through an organization or externally to cyber partners within a community of interest.  This e-learning course provides background about how TLP was established, who is the ultimate authority for classification of information, and descriptions of the levels of restrictive dissemination.

For More Information

To learn more about security training offered by GTA, please email GTATraining@gta.ga.gov. To view a full listing of all our training and education opportunities, see the respective course catalogs for state employees and state contractors.

 

Other Training Opportunities

In addition, our state and federal partners have developed training, education and awareness materials that are available, in many cases, for free.  Materials are downloadable and have content that can be customized to suit your needs.  There are many other websites from organizations that will offer information about coursework, training classes and conferences.  This list only points out a few that are available.

State ISO Training Courses

In coordination with the University System of Georgia (USG), GTA has developed a training program for agency information security staff. These classes are delivered by the USG on a rotating basis and prepare security staff to create and operate an information security program. The courses are held in various locations throughout the state and are usually two to three days in duration. In addition, GTA's Office of Information Security works with state agencies to develop security awareness training programs and to educate agency leadership about information security issues and responsibilities.

MS-ISAC Resources

The Multi-state Information Sharing and Analysis Center provides materials that organizations and agencies may use as needed. These materials include posters, awareness pamphlets and security tips that can be downloaded for free.

US CERT Resources

US CERT provides training and education courses to support technical aspects of networking and network security topics. These courses are generally offered online. However, some courses are offered in traditional classroom format.