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The CIAS recognizes that every company and organization is unique and has different capabilities and needs. For more than 20 years, the CIAS has been delivering training courses and exercises to states and communities across the nation, as well as partnered with multiple organizations such as the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces and various Information Sharing and Analysis Centers. The CIAS has also participated in exercises, such as the national level exercise Cyber Storm, to help organizations improve their overall cybersecurity awareness, technical capabilities, professional knowledge, policies, processes and continuity plans.

Our workshops have also extended beyond the U.S., and our partnerships with Raytheon have led to CyberAcademy classes in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Kuwait.

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So, whether your organization is building awareness of cybersecurity topics with its executive leadership team or expanding your personnel’s skillset and knowledge base, we can develop customized training, host workshops and conduct community-wide exercises to suit your organization’s individual needs.

The following topics can be selected to create a training course for your end users, management or technical staff.

  • Information Assurance

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Cloud Computing

  • Secure Network Design

  • Network Security Devices

  • Introduction to Threats (e.g., malware, ransomware)

  • Cryptography

  • Mobile Device Security

  • Forensics

  • Cyber Incident Response

  • The Evolving Threat

  • Risk Assessment and Management

  • Ethics

  • Cyber Law

  • Culture of Security

  • Cyber Incident Response

  • Risk Assessment and Management

  • Introduction to Information Assurance & Computer Information Systems

Customizing Your Training Needs

The CIAS training team will work closely with you and your leadership team to identify the needs of your organization to develop relevant and impactful training.

For help customizing your training needs to establish an impactful cybersecurity program that builds a culture of security within your organization, please complete the following form. We look forward to connecting with you!

An example of our custom work

Is your community cyber ready? Using gameboards and playing cards, the CIAS has developed a game to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Exercise Division, in coordination with the DHS Cybersecurity and infrastructure Agency (CISA), as part of their National Level Exercise campaign.

Download the two-page flyer for insights into the Cyber Ready Community Game and how your community can learn the dynamics of cyber preparedness and various aspects of the NIST framework. To request your personal copy of the Cyber Ready Community Game, email

Our History

On September 13, 2002, the CIAS held its first citywide tabletop exercise “Dark Screen” in San Antonio, Texas. From there, the CIAS worked with the Financial Services ISAC in March 2003 to hold an exercise in New York City, N.Y., followed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led national level cybersecurity exercise called “Cyber Storm” in February 2006. The CIAS has conducted to work with, and promoted, the development of community-focused information sharing and cybersecurity programs.