1. Information to Stay Safe Online
Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices with their tips and resources.
b) SANS Tip of the Day
Daily tips on how people can protect themselves online.
National Cyber Awareness System - Current threats, alerts, tips, and advice on the cyber world.
d) Krebs on Security
In-depth security news and investigation by Brian Krebs, an experienced cybersecurity journalist.
e) Naked Security
An award-winning threat news room, providing news, opinion, advice, and research on computer security.
Kaspersky Lab’s website on information about viruses, hackers, and spam.
g) Childnet International
A non-profit organization working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information.
i) Connect Safely
A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
j) Stop.Think.Connect. *
Student Resources from the Department of Homeland Security.
k) On Guard Online
Check out the FTC’s free online security tips and resources, and share with your friends, family, coworkers, and community.
l) NetSmartz Workshop
A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Helping you make safer choices online.
2. Online Training and Games
a) PBS.org – NovaLabs *
Cybersecurity game where the player defends their company from attacks.
b) PBS.org – CyberChase *
A collection of casual games about cybersecurity.
c) PBS.org – Webonauts *
Take on the role of a Webonaut and explore a series of missions that teach key issues of web safety and digital citizenship.
Free and open source cyber security courses.
Specialized courses in developer, IT, and creative training from beginner to advanced. Exams available for certifications.
f) CBT Nuggets
YouTube channel on cybersecurity training and more.
g) NICE Challenge Project – Cybersecurity Challenges
Virtual challenges designed to test students and professionals on their ability to perform NICE Framework tasks and their knowledge skills and abilities.
A repository of training resources and games.
A computer security game for middle and high school students.
j) NICCS – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
Cybersecurity certification information and training courses.
k) FBI - Safe Online Surfing
Visit the island for your grade level, complete all of the games, and click the surfboard to take the test.
You first met them as young cyberspacers. Now join with Tech-whiz Tina and Digital Dave as they go on their first full adventure.
3. Team Competitions
a) CyberPatriot – Cyber Education Program and Competition
Middle school and high school teams tasked with defending a small company’s network in competition.
The Army’s cyber competition for students in grades 6-9.
c) HSCTF – High School Online Cyber Competition
An international online hacking competition design educate high school students in computer science and cybersecurity.
d) MITRE Cyber Academy – MCA Competition
Yearly hosted cyber competitions in which teams compete against each other in different hacking challenges.
e) National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition NCCDC
A cybersecurity competition designed for undergraduate students.
f) NCL – National Cyber League
A training ground for college students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills.
g) USCC – US Cyber Challenge (Cyber Competition and Cyber Camp)
A program designed to identify, attract, and recruit the next generation in cybersecurity professionals.
4. Career Information + Extras
a) 15 under 15 – Rising Stars in Cybersecurity
15 kinds that are of ages 15 or younger who have impressive skills in cybersecurity.
b) StaySafeOnline – National Cyber Security Alliance
Information on cyber career paths.
c) Cyber Degrees
Colleges that offer cybersecurity programs.
Cybersecurity career pathways.
e) NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
A national resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work.