The DoD 8570 or DoD 8410 Directive are also known as the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program.

The Department of Defense passed a regulation stating that all Information Assurance personnel must become compliant with the mandated IT and Security certification standards.

There are levels of compliancy that parallel the individual’s job function

Cyber Awareness Challenge 2024
The purpose of the Cyber Awareness Challenge is to influence behavior, focusing on actions that authorized users can engage to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to DoD Information Systems.


This training is current, designed to be engaging, and relevant to the user. The Cyber Awareness Challenge is the DoD baseline standard for end user awareness training by providing awareness content that addresses evolving requirements issued by Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Component input from the DoD CIO chaired Cyber Workforce Advisory Group (CWAG).


This course provides an overview of current cybersecurity threats and best practices to keep information and information systems secure at home and at work. The training also reinforces best practices to protect classified, controlled unclassified information (CUI), and personally identifiable information (PII).


A Knowledge Check option is available for users who have successfully completed the previous version of the course. After each selection on the incident board, users are presented one or more questions derived from the previous Cyber Awareness Challenge.