Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities
Goal 1: Trained and Cyber-secure Employees - to reduce risk of cyber incidents on municipal systems
Benefit - Reduce risk of cybersecurity incident by improving the training and awareness of system users.
How - Annual individual employee cybersecurity awareness training; department-level awareness events to tailor cybersecurity training to workplace.
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|Office of Municipal and School Technology at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services & Security (EOTSS) Technology Grant Programs||Grant programs for municipalities to support Cybersecurity Awareness Training||https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-municipal-and-school-technology||All|
|Training/Education Materials from Insurance Companies||Cybersecurity Education/Training Programs for municipalities who are members of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) or the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Agency (MIIA)||https://www.emiia.org/risk-management-resources||Municipalities who are members of MMA or MIIA. For more information go to https://www.emiia.org/|
|Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Awareness and Education Materials||Awareness and education materials are available to municipalities through MS-ISAC. Membership is free to municipalities||https://www.cisecurity.org/ms-isac/||Members of MS-ISAC|
|Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials||A guide for leaders of small businesses, as well as leaders of small and local government agencies, to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices||https://www.cisa.gov/publication/cisa-cyber-essentials||All|
|Federal Virtual Training Environment||Free online cybersecurity training for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, federal contractors, and US military veterans||https://fedvte.usalearning.gov/||Government Employees, Federal Contractors, U.S. Military Veterans.|
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Awareness Training||Free Cybersecurity Awareness Training||https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hhs-etc/security-awareness/index.html||All|
|There are a number of vendors providing great cyber training at little cost. Reach out to municipalities in your region to find out what vendors they use and recommend||All|