Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Multilevel Security

Course Description

Gain an understanding of the history of multilevel security systems and how they can be applied to solve challenging system engineering problems involving data from multiple security domains. An overview of existing MLS technologies and foundational concepts necessary to build a new system, MLS accreditation processes, existing MLS solutions, and the risk management process associated with MLS will be covered. Students will additionally gain an understanding of how to test a multilevel security system and the trade-offs associated with introducing multilevel concepts to an existing system architecture.

Course ID: DEF 4620P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is classified.  Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know. All contractors wishing to attend a need-to-know classified course must have a US government sponsor or contracting officer signature.  

Georgia Tech's Research Security Office will only process need-to-know certification and clearance forms with the appropriate signature.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-8691

Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbit and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some locations.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 26, 2018 Sep 26, 2018 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795 18314
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17226 Sep 28, 2017 Sep 28, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $700

Who Should Attend

Program Managers, System Developers, Software Developers, Information Assurance Officers

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe multilevel security fundamentals
  • Identify basic multilevel security technical requirements
  • Evaluate effective testing of a multilevel security system
  • Recognize how a multilevel security system might be attacked


  • History of Multilevel Security (MLS)
  • MLS Terminology
  • MLS Basic Concepts
  • MLS and the Risk Management Framework
  • MLS Applications
  • MLS Technologies
  • MLS Risk Management
  • Testing MLS
  • Workshop

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Renita Folds