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The security landscape is constantly changing. Here you will find security tips, resources, and news to help build awareness around the topic of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Tips for Customers

computer programmer looking at monitors with shield overlayAsk questions when developing a security program.

  1. What kind of data do I want to protect?
  2. What laws do I need to follow?
  3. Who owns the data?

Conduct organization-wide phishing tests.

  1. Initial testing is a good first step, but retesting is important.
  2. Educate users to recognize threats and what reporting procedures to follow.
  3. During a phishing exercise, industry average indicates, 10% of employees will click on the threatening email.

Hold vendors to the same security standards you hold yourself.

  1. Include security language in contracts.
  2. Vendors selected should incorporate security into their practices.

Integrate a cyber threat assessment on your network.

  1. Assessment gives network traffic visibility
  2. Receive information about malware, attacks, network applications list, and more.
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Resources

Stay Safe Online
Stay Safe Online provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public, so consumers, small businesses and educators have the know-how to avoid cybercrime.
Visit Stay Safe Online
Manage Your Privacy Settings
Online Safety Basics


Federal Trade Commission’s Protecting Small Businesses
FTC’s Cybersecurity for Small Businesses provides an array of information from beginning with the cybersecurity basics to understanding ransomware and vendor security.
Visit FTC Resources


Center for Internet Security (CIS)
CIS offers a variety of tools, memberships, and services to help organizations around the world start secure and stay secure.
Cybersecurity Tools from CIS


United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
US-CERT is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public private sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber-attacks across the nation.
Visit US-CERT

OnGuard Online
OnGuard Online provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect yourself.
Visit OnGuard Online


Security Policy Templates
Helpful templates recommended by our cybersecurity team.

SANS - Security Policy Resources
Georgia Tech - Cyber Security Policy
State of Iowa OCIO - Security Standards


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST has federal guidelines and the 800 series special publications, providing best-practice cybersecurity direction.
Visit the NIST Computer Security Resource Center


National Security Agency (NSA)
Security from a Project Manager perspective
Manageable Network Plan Guide

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