Washington State Emergency Management Division


PER-256: Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defense (CCD)

Monday, October 16, 2023 to Thursday, October 19, 2023 (In-Person)

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
The registration period has closed for this event.


Primary Core Capability: Cybersecurity

Developed and delivered by the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) and sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), CCD is combination of instructor led classroom lecture and hands on computer lab applications provides participants with the expertise necessary to defend data and communication networks from cyber events. Course participants are introduced to cyber defense tools that will assist them in monitoring their computer networks and implementing cybersecurity measures to prevent or greatly reduce the risk of a cyber-based attack against our nation's critical cyber-infrastructure.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

• Effectively protect computer networks by survey of the following: planning and preparation of
defenses, installation and administration of defenses, hardening network defenses, monitoring
defenses, and testing and modifying defense.

• Increase understanding of historical perspectives, network design, and emerging methodologies
in computer hacking.


This course is a basic level hands-on course where knowledge and experience is required.
Minimum Prerequisite: Participants should have a minimum of 2 year's experience as a system or
network administrator, or as an IT security specialist. Preferred Prerequisite: Any experience with
penetration testing, plus a minimum of 3 years' experience as a system or network administrator or
an IT security specialist.

Target Audience

• Emergency Management
• Emergency Medical Services
• Fire Service
• Hazardous Material
• Law Enforcement
• Health Care
• Public Health
• Public Safety Communications
• Public Works
• Information Technology
• Security and Safety
• Search & Rescue
• Transportation

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 32


Pasco Police Department

215 W Sylvester St
Pasco, WA 99301

View directions

Course Manager

University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute (CJI)

Jimmy Nobles

(501) 570-8058


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and tribal residents.

The registration period has closed for this event.

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