Looking for ways to keep your organization secure?
The links below offer the latest alerts, prevention tips, and ways to ensure your organization stays cyber resilient.
General Best Practice Guides
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - 2019 Toolkit - "Own, Secure, Protect IT" (PDF download);
- National Cyber Security Alliance - “Stay Safe Online”;
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security - "Stop, Think, Connect";
State and Local Agencies
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) - Resources for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Governments: CISA has put together these resources to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments with securing their organization. Includes Best Practices, Case Studies, an SLTT Toolkit, and more;
- Center for Internet Security - Multi-State information Sharing & Analysis Center: A service available to the nation’s state, local, tribal and territorial governments to improve cybersecurity posture through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery;
- National Governors Association - Resource Center for State Cybersecurity: While targeted at governors' offices and statewide leaders, provides solid background and reporting about state-level preparedness.
Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Non-Profits
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Entrepreneurs Tip Card (downloadable PDF document - opens in a new window): Provides simple cybersecurity tips and resources for entrepreneurs;
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - FCC's 'Cyberplanner': Helps organizations create and save a custom cybersecurity plan quickly to address specific business needs and concerns;
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Small Business Fact Sheet: This interactive, online fact sheet covers cybersecurity basics and best practices, including the NIST Framework and common security threats (e.g. phishing, ransomware, email spoofing, and tech support scams, etc.);
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - NIST Framework: NIST created this voluntary Framework consisting of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Cybersecurity Framework’s prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps to promote protection and resilience;
- Center for Internet Security (CIS) - CIS Top Controls: Security leaders uses the Controls to quickly establish the protections providing the highest payoff in their organizations. They guide you through a series of 20 foundational and advanced cybersecurity actions, where the most common attacks can be eliminated;
- Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative - "Cybersecurity Toolkit for Digital Health": This toolkit serves as an educational resource for digital health companies at all stages of growth, covering the fundamentals and best practices for cybersecurity and privacy protection. Created by MassChallenge HealthTech, in collaboration with a council of cybersecurity experts from the region, with funding support from MeHI (Massachusetts eHealth Institute).
Cybersecurity for Seniors
- AARP: AARP offers a specific page on Phishing scams, part of their robust website on detecting Scams and Fraud.
Kids and Cybersecurity
- Federal Trade Commission - Protecting Kids Online portal: Helpful guides that tackle issues ranging from cyberbullying, to 'Kids and Mobile Phones', and protecting your child's privacy;
- Stay Safe Online - C-Save Program: Resources for volunteers seeking to teach students in a school-based or after-school setting, including classroom materials to help teach important cybersecurity themes.