Originally the Norwich University Course Development Center, the Learning Technologies Research Institute (LTRI) has been developing both distance learning materials and curriculum in the area of Information Operations since 1997 for the National Guard Bureau and Vermont Army National Guard. In addition, much of the underlying work to develop the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) was executed by LTRI.
LTRI has extensive experience creating content for online delivery, blended instruction and classroom delivery. LTRI offers a full range of distance learning services such as courseware development, course hosting and administration, and online instructor support. LTRI’s solutions involve the design and production of interactive learning systems utilizing simulation, serious games and blended instruction. LTRI utilizes the ADDIE and ISD training development models, and has expertise in delivering SCORM-conformant learning tools and developing interactive simulations. Our staff also have expertise in instructional system design, systems dynamics modeling, game design, 3-D image generation, and digital online video.
LTRI is currently developing courses for DHS FEMA, and has developed computer-based training courses in Culture and Irregular Conflicts for the Technical Support Working Group of the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.
In 2013, NUARI’s LTRI partnered with four university centers to form the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC). The NCPC is organized around the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) that emphasizes cybersecurity as being the responsibility of the “whole community.” The whole community includes public and private sectors, as well as any individual within the community who accesses the internet or a computer network.
The courses and exercises developed and currently in development for DHS FEMA support the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) mission to ensure and enhance the nation’s preparedness and resiliency by providing tailored, specialized needs and risk-based training intended to build “a secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the all-of-nation/whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”
The increasing sophistication of cyberattacks demands that you devote precious time and resources to hone advanced capabilities to predict, identify, and respond to a broad range of threats.
There is no single technique to developing online instruction. LTRI is experienced in tailoring an approach to fit the customer’s need. Instructor-lead or standalone, technical topics or soft skills, executive training or basic skills, limited bandwidth or T3 line, we tailor the course to fulfill the customer’s unique training goals and objectives.
The NCPC is the premier cybersecurity consortium in the nation. As early as 2004, in partnership with DHS/FEMA, the individual members of the NCPC have developed and delivered DHS/FEMA certified online and face-to-face training courses to an array of states, counties, local jurisdictions, and critical infrastructure components nationwide addressing cybersecurity and cyber terrorism concerns.
Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment, an online course by Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in partnership with Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI).
Developed with funding from the Department of Homeland Security, The DECIDE® platform has been a trusted cybersecurity live exercise solution for more than a decade. The platform’s unmatched combination of needs-based threat scenarios, strategic analytics, and communications mapping has been proven time and again in distributed sector-wide live exercises, organizational trainings, and in small boardroom settings. DECIDE® platform is a trusted solution that equips organizations, critical infrastructure sectors, and government with the situational awareness, strategic communications capabilities and digital crisis response playbooks needed to prevail.
NUARI believes sector-wide resilience to cyberattacks is best achieved when all entities can coordinate their response. Furthermore, we feel exercises that only engage one group of stakeholders, such as information security or business continuity, miss the fact that a significant cyberattack will require a response from the entire organization. This is why NUARI has developed the ability to add any and all internal department roles – for example, corporate communications, executives, and legal – into the exercise platform. Unlike other IT security-centric assessments, the NUARI approach focuses on the human component of the cyber resilience equation. Our built-in survey system during an exercise measures capabilities and maturity levels. The result helps determine if the participating organization’s Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP) processes and procedures are appropriate for the threats currently being faced.
Click here to see a listing of some of the Cyber and Infrastructure Protection Exercise events developed and/or supported by our team over the years.