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1 Homeland Security 11 1) IT Security Courseware and Hands-on Labs, via Virtual Training Environment (VTE) 2) Federal Cybersecurity Training Exercise Program Presented by: Brenda Oldfield DHS Lead: CNCI Education Initiative 25 February 2010 COMING TO A PC NEAR YOU -- SUMMER 2010 !!!!!!!

2 Homeland Security 2 DHS Cybersecurity Training/Education Partnerships: Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute (CMU/SEI) Technical Engineering Services, content transfer, instructor support Department of State, Foreign Service Institute Hosting: Setup/Configuration/Support Government-wide Access CMU/SEI Virtual Training Environment (VTE) Online, on-demand training content to Federal IT Security users:  Role-based skills training  Hands-on laboratories  Will Support >100K Federal IT security users: ~25K simultaneous users  Access entirely via web-browser using only components/settings available on standard desktop configuration

3 Homeland Security What is VTE? (or Google VTE – it’s the first link)  VTE is a Web-based online training platform and knowledge library for Information Security, Forensics, and Incident Response material  Self-paced, but not CBT  20+ on-demand courses  800+ hours of captured classroom instruction  75+ hands-on labs using VMWare Virtual Machines

4 Homeland Security VTE Material and Usage Course Highlights: –CompTIA Security+ Prep –CompTIA Network+ Prep –CompTIA A+ Prep (Summer 2010) –(ISC) 2 CISSP Prep –Cisco CCNA –Cisco Security (Summer 2010) –Certified Ethical Hacker (Summer 2010) –Introduction to Networking Lifetime Usage Statistics –445,874 hours of training delivered –That’s almost 15,000 person-weeks of training! –85,044 Labs delivered –36,880 Users

5 Homeland Security VTE Key Features: Video Lecture Synchronized video, slide, transcript Searchable Bookmarks Linked takeaways (slides, transcript) from the interface Online note-taking 5

6 Homeland Security VTE Key Features: Labs Real networks and computers Accessible directly in browser Deployed on demand Isolated training network 75+ Available configurations Firewalls Web Exchange Attack/Defend 6

7 Homeland Security What do End-Users Need? Broadband (>200kbps) Internet connection (for video streaming) AJAX-capable browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ for Windows, Firefox for Mac OS X and Linux variants, Google Chrome Adobe Flash 9+ browser plug-in for access to lecture videos (Flash 10 recommended) Java Virtual Machine 1.5+ for access to Lab environments Adobe Acrobat Reader (for viewing PDF downloads) 7 Verified on FDCC and DoD systems, networks and firewalls

8 Homeland Security Brief end user demo (click to play)


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