I received the following notification today:
DHS Announces the Release of New Training Course Workplace Security Awareness No-Cost Critical Infrastructure Workplace Security Training
The Department of Homeland Security announces the availability of IS-906, Workplace Security Awareness, a no-cost training course developed by the Office of Infrastructure Protection Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office.
Access IS-906 on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Institute Web site: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS906.asp
The online training provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve security in the workplace. The course is self-paced and takes about an hour to complete. This comprehensive cross-sector training is appropriate for a broad audience regardless of knowledge and skill level. The course promotes workplace security practices applicable across all 18 critical infrastructure sectors. The training uses innovative multimedia scenarios and modules to illustrate potential security threats. …
A certificate is given to participants who complete the entire course.
Sounds reasonable, right?
Ironically, the course asks you to provide your SSN.