Elevating Cybersecurity Awareness


About The Training

Join Us in Strengthening Cybersecurity for All

We will be hosting a cybersecurity training in collaboration with TEEX (Texas A&M), as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency / Department of Homeland Security (FEMA/DHS) cooperative agreement training program. This training provides participants specific information regarding targeted cyber attacks including advanced persistent threats. It will place them in a better position to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from targeted cyber attacks. Learn about the phases of targeted cyber attacks and the attacker methods used during each phase. Participants will also receive valuable information on cyber attack prevention, mitigation, and response. Day 1 of this course is free to state, county, and local government agencies.

This training awards 8 CLE credits.


Schedule based upon a required minimum signup of 25 people. Sign up today and get notified when the training is scheduled.



TEEX, National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) Member

Day 1 – Time TBD

Texas A&M Instructor

AWR 136 – Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

Day 1 of our training is offered in collaboration with TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering). It is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency / Department of Homeland Security (FEMA/DHS) cooperative agreement training program. This day is free for state, county, and local government agencies, with no charge for Day 1.

The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (ECCS) course provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cybersecurity program. The course provides participants with an awareness of issues. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cybersecurity program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures. The course introduces the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a framework for understanding community cybersecurity and offers a brief introduction to low-cost or no-cost approaches to securing a community against cybersecurity threats and attacks. The course sets the stage for further efforts in which a community can build a cybersecurity program.

Mack Jackson Jr., Cyber Security Expert

Day 2 – Date TBD

Mack Jackson Jr., Cybersecurity Expert

Cybersecurity Preparedness in the Workplace

Mack Jackson Jr. is a distinguished cybersecurity speaker, business consultant, and author. He does trainings where he offers his vast expertise to transform your approach toward cybersecurity. His powerful presentations elucidate the criticality of safeguarding your business, revealing actionable steps to enhance your security plan, circumvent penalties, and protect the invaluable personal information of your clients. Mack’s knack for demystifying complex cybersecurity concepts ensures you attain the outcomes your business needs.

On Day 2, participants can expect an in-depth training session conducted by Mack. This day is dedicated to team building exercises that build upon the information covered on Day 1. The focus will be on policy planning and interactive “Fire Drill” exercises to simulate preparedness for a cyber incident in the workplace.

Upon completion on Day 2, attendees will be awarded a certificate recognizing their participation in this advanced training program and 8 CLE credits.

Schedule based upon a required minimum signup of 25 people. Sign up today and get notified when the training is scheduled.


Prerequisites & Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Enrollment Requirements
Participants must be U.S. citizens. A FEMA Student ID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. All FEMA training providers, registration systems, and enrollment procedures are required to use this FEMA SID, which can be obtained at the following website: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid  opens in a new tab; or with TEEX assistance upon arrival for class.

Course Completion Requirements
Participants must score 70% or better on the Post-Test and attend 80% of the course hours to receive a course certificate of completion.

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the  Participant Handbook, which opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  •  Laptop or tablet

Attendance Requirements
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in CIGAR / TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to participate in at least 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review additional attendance requirements, such as a field exercise that cannot be missed.



Upon successful completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand basic concepts related to targeted cyber attacks.
  • Recommend strategies for preventing and mitigating targeted cyber attacks utilized during the reconnaissance phase.
  • Explain how targeted cyber attacks progress after the initial breach has occurred.
  • Recommend strategies for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a targeted cyber attack.
  • Collaboration with cohorts and colleagues during drill exercises

Suggested Audience: 

  • Information security and cybersecurity personnel and managers
  • Emergency responders
  • Risk management personnel
  • Planners
  • Emergency Management
  • Healthcare
  • Public Works
  • Schools/Universities
  • Critical infrastructure representatives from both private and public sectors
  • Other personnel are responsible for identifying and responding to cyber incidents, as well as those who are involved in developing organizational strategies.

Price Per Person: 

  • Day 1: No Charge – Instructed by TEEX
  • Day 2: $197 per attendee – Instructed by Mack Jackson Jr.

    All attendees must attend both days.



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