Cybersecurity Awareness

The following links to the StaySafeOnline website from the National Cyber Security Alliance provide a wide range of information for individuals, families, schools and businesses. The Alliance is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with leading technology companies.

Under Related Files, you'll find tip cards and guides in PDF format on such topics as using social media, cybersecurity while traveling, mobile security, and chatting with kids about being online.

​Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices. Topics include malware and botnets, spam and phishing, securing home networks, passwords and securing accounts, using social networks and online shopping. A special section for parents covers cyberbulling, online gaming and parental controls.

Help others learn about cybersecurity, cyber safety and cyber ethics with these lesson plans and classroom materials. Educators will find key concepts for grades K-2 and 3-5, middle and high school, and college. A special section for administrators provides resources to help create a cybersecurity awareness campaign for their schools. And you’ll find resources to help create a community-based cybersecurity awareness program.

These resources can be especially useful for smaller businesses. Learn how to evaluate risks and conduct a computer network assessment, develop and implement a cybersecurity plan, monitor threats, and report cyber attacks. Read about ways to provide cybersecurity training to your employees.

Additional resources for all Internet users

Stop.Think.Connect. Site
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security – through the "Stop.Think.Connect." campaign – offers tips to keep you safe online.

OnGuard Online
The site offers special resources for educators, parents and kids. Topics include phishing, kids and socializing online, shopping online, understanding mobile apps, tips for using public wi-fi networks and malware. It's managed by the Federal Trade Commission in partnership with numerous federal agencies.

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Site
The site provides detailed information to help you deter, detect and defend against identity theft.

FBI "Be Crime Smart" Site
The site covers numerous crime-related topics in addition to Internet safety.