In celebration of October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the NYS Chief Information Security Office has provided a number of educational resources available to the public. Resources include cyber security themed posters, calendars, bookmarks, guides, brochures and other content that can be downloaded and branded to help promote and reinforce cyber safety in practical, informative, entertaining and usable ways.
Keeping Kids Safe Online
- FCC Smartphone Security Checker
- FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner Online Tool Guide: The Small Biz Cyber Planner online tool will enable any small business to create a customized guide tailored to its cybersecurity needs by answering a few basic questions. By using this tool and implementing the planning guide, businesses can protect themselves, their information, and their customers from cyber-threats.
- GoGo Shopper: Guide to Online Shopping
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Computer Security Resource Center
- OnGuard Online
Stop. Think. Connect.
The Stop.Think.Connect. campaign is a national public awareness effort that increases the understanding of cyber threats and empowers the American public to be safer and more secure online. It encourages Americans to view Internet safety as a shared responsibility-at home, in the workplace, and in our communities. The Campaign provides access to these types of resources to give Americans the tools they need to make more informed decisions when using the Internet.
- Public Wi-Fi Network
- Online Shopping Security Tips
- Protect Your Computer from Malware
- FBI Protected Voices
NYS Annual Cybersecurity Conference
CyberStart America: A free national program for high school students to master cybersecurity as a gateway to the industry, up their digital skills, and compete for college scholarships!
U.S. Cyber Challenge: U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of the Council on Cybersecurity with the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC works with the cybersecurity community to bring accessible, compelling programs that motivate students and professionals to pursue education, development, and career opportunities in cybersecurity.
The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. At the core of the CyberPatriot program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which challenges teams of students to resolve real-life cybersecurity situations in a virtual environment.
Data Privacy Week
Data Privacy Day is an international event that occurs every January 28th. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy education to state and local government, academia, businesses, and citizens.
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Materials and Videos
The New York State Information Classification Standard and Information Security Controls Standard provides a process for all State agencies to classify their information.
Additional Training Opportunities
NICCS leverages efforts of government, industry, and academia to provide a comprehensive, single resource to address the nation's cybersecurity knowledge needs. This implementation tool supports the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a nationally-coordinated effort that focuses on cybersecurity awareness, education, workforce structure, and training/professional development.
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