To help you get started in developing your community’s cybersecurity program, the CIAS-ISAO has four initial, critical steps to guide you. Each step includes specific ways to help you accomplish them.
A community with an established cybersecurity program and established information sharing processes will be much more likely to be able to effectively respond to cyber events impacting them. This article introduces the topic of whole-community cybersecurity programs and five key reasons why they are needed.
The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, as part of the National Security Agency (NSA), has awarded a grant in the amount of $1.67 million to the CIAS to help communities become more cyber secure nationwide. The CIAS will work with multiple communities during the two-year grant, beginning with Angelo State University and the city of San Angelo.
Cyberattacks are occurring at the state and local level, impacting government, small businesses, academia and industry sectors, which ultimately impacts the individuals throughout the community. A whole-community approach needs to be taken by communities to protect their citizens. This begins at the K-12 level, helping educators access the tools and resources they need to create better cyber-aware citizens and support a growing cybersecurity workforce.
A security awareness program can be a valuable tool to ensure everyone understands the cyber threat and to reduce the amount of weaknesses that can be exploited by an attacker. When designing a security awareness program, you need to consider five key questions.
Establishing or enhancing your cybersecurity program should include four areas of improvement. Those four areas should be cybersecurity awareness, information sharing, policies and plans. Learn about each focus area here.
To begin with, it’s important to understand what we mean by the term community. "Community" is used in different ways...
The number of attacks on states, communities and critical infrastructures has steadily grown over the last decade. Communities are now...