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TEMPEST training

Learn how to identify threats and put in place countermeasures to combat them

TEMPEST fundamentals training gives you the skills to identify threats and vulnerabilities, and apply risk accessed countermeasures.

When you complete our TEMPEST tester training and pass the associated exams, you will gain accreditation to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CPTAS and CFTCS Schemes.

Eligibility

To apply for these courses, you must be:

  • a UK citizen, or citizen of a NATO / EU member country
  • working in a role that requires you to have access to NATO TEMPEST policy standards

You must also be employed by one of the following:

  • a government or public body in the UK, a NATO / EU member state or Five Eyes
  • a private-sector organisation in the UK, a NATO / EU member state or Five Eyes that has a contract, on which you are working, with a government department in the UK, a NATO / EU member state or Five Eyes

If you are a NATO or EU attendee, you must provide a letter from your National Technical Authority to UK NACE to support your request to attend. This will be checked through the NCSC.

Minimum security clearance

You must also have one of these minimum levels of security clearance:

  • UK nationals: Security Check (SC)
  • NATO member country nationals: NATO Secret
  • EU member state nationals: EU Secret

Availability

Our training courses are delivered throughout the year on an on-demand basis. Please express your interest for a particular course through our enquiry form.

You will be told whether a course is currently scheduled, or be placed on a waiting list until a date is available.

Apply

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, fill in the enquiry form or give us a call. We will recommend the course that is best for you.

To apply for a course, you must:

Once you’ve completed the enquiry form, we will get in touch within 5 working days to get any further information and provide you with a cost estimate.

TEMPEST and Electromagnetic Security Fundamentals

  • Length: 2 days
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
  • Cost: Available upon application
  • Places: 10
  • Course code: TEMPEST-FUN

This training course is run on behalf of the NCSC.

It is designed to provide participants with an overview of electromagnetic (EM) security.

The course covers:

  • policy requirements and practical security issues that personnel need to consider when working on TEMPEST issues
  • effective installation and maintenance protocols to mitigate risk
  • UK policy and international standards

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for government and industry practitioners who require an understanding of how TEMPEST phenomena can be exploited to compromise electronic processing of protectively marked assets.

TEMPEST Testers Team Member Pre-Requisite Course

  • Length: 9 days
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
  • Cost: Available upon application
  • Places: 4
  • Course code: TEMPEST-TM-PRE

This training course is run on behalf of the NCSC. You must complete this course before attending either a Product or Platform Team Member role course.

It provides a theoretical and practical understanding of basic TEMPEST testing aspects, to meet the requirements of the NATO SDIP standards and UK guidance documents.

The course covers:

  • standards and policy
  • signal and test parameters
  • TEMPEST test equipment familiarisation
  • signal measurement
  • automated testing and basic signal analysis

Who this course is for

To attend, you must:

  • have a technical background in radio frequency, electronics and / or communications
  • meet the eligibility criteria.

This course should be booked in conjunction with either a CPTAS or CFTCS Team Member course. It will be scheduled to run 2 weeks after you have completed the Pre-Requisites Course.

CPTAS TEMPEST Testers Team Member Course

  • Length: 9 days
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
  • Cost: Available upon application
  • Places: 4
  • Course code: TEMPEST-TM-CPTAS

This training course is run on behalf of the NCSC.

It provides a theoretical and practical understanding of Platform TEMPEST testing of transmitter systems, to meet the requirements of the NATO SDIP standards and UK guidance documents. The course also includes an examination to meet the CPTAS Platform Team Member role requirements.

The course covers:

  • simple test matrices
  • TEMPEST test equipment familiarisation
  • transmitter testing, measurements and analysis
  • Platform Facility Qualification Requirements
  • Platform Team Member theory and practical examinations at the end of the course

Who this course is for

To attend, you must:

  • successfully complete the TEMPEST Testers Pre-Requisites Course
  • meet the eligibility criteria

This course should be booked in conjunction with a TEMPEST Tester Pre-Requisites Course. It will be scheduled to run 2 weeks after you have completed that training.

CPTAS TEMPEST Testers Team Leader Course

  • Length: 5 days
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
  • Cost: Available upon application
  • Places: 4
  • Course code: TEMPEST-TL-CPTAS

This training course is run on behalf of the NCSC.

It gives a theoretical and practical approach to the analysis of TEMPEST signals on Platforms and the creation of test matrices suitable for Platform First of Type testing. The course also includes an examination to meet the CPTAS Platform Team Leader role requirements.

The course covers:

  • signal identification and analysis
  • Wi-Fi transmitter testing, measurements and analysis
  • Platform First of Type Test Matrix Generation
  • Platform Team Leader examination at the end of the course

Who this course is for

To attend, you must:

  • be an experienced TEMPEST Tester already certified under the CFTCS scheme
  • meet the eligibility criteria and minimum security requirements

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