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NSTSSI Security Education Standards


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      a.    Policies/Administration
            (1)    use network access controls as designed;
            (2)    explain compartmented/partitioned mode;
            (3)    describe data access;
            (4)    identify the dedicated mode of operation;
            (5)    explain electronic records management;
            (6)    define information ownership;
            (7)    identify information resource owner/custodian;
            (8)    describe separation of duties; and
            (9)    define the system high mode.  
      b.    Countermeasures
            (1)    describe use of caller ID;
            (2)    give five examples of countermeasures;
            (3)    define internal controls and security;
            (4)    identify methods of intrusion detection;
            (5)    define network firewalls; and
            (6)    describe network security software.
      c.    Safeguards

            (1)    demonstrate the ability to use alarms, signals, and reports;
            (2)    identify network security software;
            (3)    describe operating system security features;
            (4)    define protected distribution systems; and
            (5)    describe system security safeguards.
      d.    Mechanisms
            (1)    discuss authentication mechanisms;
            (2)    describe discretionary access controls;
            (3)    describe mandatory access controls;
            (4)    describe one-time passwords;
            (5)    discuss privileges; and
            (6)    define single sign-on.