4: Info Security

This week we return to the subject of free online training.  Most ARES members rely on computers, and most also know that computer security is a bigger issue each year.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has funded a series of online computer security courses.  These awareness level courses are intended for members of the responder community.

AWR-175-W, Information Security for Everyone, is a ten hour introduction to the field.  It is offered on the website of the National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), part of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) of the Texas A&M University System.  To check into the course, go to http://www.teex.org/NERRTC/ and click on the Information Technology Online Training button.  TEEX is a confusing website, so follow their instructions carefully when returning to register for and take the course.

After you complete AWR-175-W there are nine additional computer courses on this site.  If you complete any of these, please email Mike Schulsinger at n8qhv@arrl.net with your opinion of the value of this training.