Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Top links to make it last all year:
Take a closer look at some of the expert resources available to stay safer online

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month is upon us, and the need to protect ourselves, our organizations, and our stakeholders online is greater than ever.

It should go without saying that cybersecurity is an all-day, all-year, permanent discipline. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, giving us an ideal opportunity to review our processes and ask ourselves if we’re doing enough.

Keep this list handy as you focus on refining cybersecurity culture within your own organization, and explore the wealth of SHI and external resources to stay in the know – all year long.

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Government sites and training

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

CISA launched Cybersecurity Awareness Month in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004. The agency holds primary responsibility for enhancing the security, resiliency, and reliability of American cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. CISA has launched this year’s awareness campaign, Secure Our World, providing simple ways to protect yourself, your family, and your business online. Partnering with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA), CISA has also published a partner toolkit you can download at any time.

The Department of Homeland Security

The DHS has published a comprehensive website, #BeCyberSmart, designed to reinforce critical end-user cybersecurity best practices such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), Wi-Fi safety, app-based security, and oversharing and geotagging.

The Center for Development of Security Excellence

As the security education, training, and certification provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), CDSE has consolidated many helpful resources in one place, including instructor-led courses, case studies, toolkits, and webinars.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity risk.

Nonprofit organizations

The National Cybersecurity Alliance

The NCA is a nonprofit organization that builds public and private partnerships to create and implement education and awareness programs in businesses, schools, and at home. Its Stay Safe Online hub has become a central resource for organizations looking to encourage and sustain a security-first culture.

The Global Cyber Alliance

As part of its mission to make the internet a safer place by reducing cyber risk, this nonprofit has packed its website with free tools for organizations and individuals, including toolkits specialized for specific audiences such as small businesses, financial institutions, journalists, and others.

Reports, kits, and resources

2023 SANS Security Awareness Report

The SANS Institute offers information security training and security certifications for over 165,000 security professionals, with comprehensive content designed to help your organization protect your network against threats.

The 2023 SANS Security Awareness Report is brimming with actionable data to help benchmark and improve your organization’s security posture, and is available for free on the SANS website.

KnowBe4 Cybersecurity Month Awareness Kit

KnowBe4 offers complimentary training resources to help users protect against cybercrime. The KnowBe4 Cybersecurity Month Awareness Kit includes two free training modules on internet security and social engineering, cybersecurity demo videos, infographics, and tip sheets.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Microsoft has compiled valuable Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources, including access to their Be Cybersmart Kit with infographics that can be shared within your organization regarding phishing, scams, passwords, and devices.

Have I Been Pwned?

This popular site, created by Microsoft employee Troy Hunt, is a free resource that allows visitors to quickly determine if a data breach has compromised – or pwned – any of your online accounts. Use it for personal as well as corporate accounts, and do so regularly.

Security blogs

Krebs on Security

Renowned cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs runs this in-depth security news and investigation blog which can also be accessed via RSS.

The Hacker News

This trusted cybersecurity news platform delivers insightful tips, best practices, and breaking news on the latest cyber threats and solutions.

Google Security Blog

Google’s security and safety resource provides the latest cybersecurity insights from their experts and partners.

This list is just the start. SHI Senior Security Director Philip Armbrust says organizations must look beyond the technology as they work on better cybersecurity preparedness in the year ahead.

“The majority of security breaches are caused by human error,” he said. “Organizations with a strong security awareness culture are leaders in protecting their business from attackers.”

As cybersecurity is a never-ending need, reach out to our experts to discuss your plans, assess your security strategy, and strengthen your cybersecurity practice.