Stay Informed as the End of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Nears

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and HSDL has what you need to stay informed and safe in the virtual world.  To raise awareness of this very important topic, here are a few resources that highlight current trends, themes and tips to make your digital world safe from those who wish to do harm.

The Department of Homeland Security offers an overall “Themes & Keystone Events” for Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. It can be found here:

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015

From the newly acquired Lessons Learned Information Sharing organization, there are several documents that address Cybersecurity at the state level.

Cybersecurity Trend Analysis

LLIS Community Resilience Research Themes: Identifying Themes in Capability Gaps and Recent Advances to Help Emergency Managers Improve Community Resilience

Cybersecurity Trends: Exploring and Understanding Key Gaps in the Cybersecurity Capability of the Emergency Management Community in Order to Help Reduce the Risk of Cyber Threats and Enhance Cybersecurity Efforts

Innovative Practice documents

These documents provide successful and innovative procedures, techniques, or methods developed and/or implemented by the emergency management or homeland security communities to adapt to changing circumstances that others may wish to emulate. Documents include:

Cybersecurity: California’s Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Event

Cybersecurity: Integrating Information Technology, Emergency Management, and Private Sectors into Preparedness and Response Exercises

Cybersecurity: Developing Secondary Teams to Increase Cyber Response  Capabilities

New Hampshire’s IT Leader Program: Improving Information Sharing to Enhance Cybersecurity

Lesson Learned documents

These documents provide knowledge and experience, positive or negative, derived from actual incidents, as well as those derived from observations and historical study of operations, training, and exercises. Documents include:

Cybersecurity: The Michigan Cyber Disruption Response Strategy

Cybersecurity: The Need for Common Cybersecurity Terminology Between Information Technology and Emergency Management

The Homeland Security Digital Library offers three Cyber Security Featured Topics Lists (Login may be required) that feature core documents addressing major policy, thought and legislation in Cyber Security areas. They are:

Cyber Policy

Cyber Crime & National Security

Cyber Infrastructure Protection

What has the Federal Government done to address Cyber Security?  Check out the latest Congressional Research Service’s reports:

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

Cybersecurity: Data, Statistics, and Glossaries

2015 National Security Strategy: Authorities, Changes, Issues for Congress

Interested in Careers and Education in the Cybersecurity field? Check out the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education here:

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

For upcoming Events and Conferences on Cybersecurity can be found on our Events and Conference Calendar here:

HSDL Events and Conference Calendar

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