GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & ADVOCACY | Cyber Security AwarenessWelcome to NASCIO's Cyber Security Awareness Website
Last updated October 01, 2013
- NASCIO Cyber Security Awareness Resource Guide
- Promoting Cyber Security Awareness Month
- NASCIO Resources on Cyber Security Awareness
- Partner Organization Resources
This October marks the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has again partnered with the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to promote government's commitment to securing cyberspace and protecting the citizens who rely on Internet technologies in their daily activities. Each of these organizations has developed extensive security awareness resources and toolkits that are available through their websites, and links to those and other resources are provided on NASCIO's Cyber Security Awareness page.
State CIOs and the programs they administer have supported cyber security awareness month from its inception, and states address IT security and privacy awareness, education, and training on a year-round basis.
NASCIO Cyber Security Awareness Resource Guide
For the 2013 observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NASCIO has updated its Resource Guide for State Cybersecurity Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives. The guide includes new information from our state members, who provided examples of state awareness programs and initiatives. This is an additional resource of best-practice information, together with an interactive state map to allow users to drilldown to the actual resources that states have developed or are using to promote cyber awareness. It includes contact information for the CISO, hyperlinks to state security and security awareness pages, and information describing cybersecurity awareness, training, and education initiatives.
The Resource Guide is a work-in-progress that should provide a valuable reference resource for Cyber Security Awareness Month, as well as the ongoing planning of security awareness and training efforts state programs may undertake thereafter.
NASCIO Cyber Security Call to Action
This call to action directs the attention of new and incumbent governors to a key set of questions state policy leaders should ask state chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) regarding cyber security threats to state government. It highlights the need to establish statewide information security policies and technical controls that are coordinated with federal initiatives and private sector efforts, all of which must be fully integrated to protect IT-based services to citizens, state networks, and the sensitive information held by governments at all levels.
State Governments at Risk: A Call to Secure Citizen Data and Inspire Public Trust
People put a lot of trust in state governments to collect, maintain and protect the appropriate information necessary to execute their programs, protect individual rights, and ensure public safety. The volume of that information expands at an ever-increasing pace, and maintenance and protection of that information, particularly where it involves Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI), becomes more and more challenging. The 2010 Deloitte-NASCIO Cyber Security Study finds that states need to do more to secure citizen data and maintain public trust.
Promoting Cyber Security Awareness Month
NASCIO Resources on Cyber Security Awareness
At Risk! Securing Government in a Digital World
Technology makes so much possible for government. Yet, when a security breach disrupts government operations—the results can be disastrous.
How serious are the threats against government operating in a digital age? It is like fighting a storm that never ends. The threats are everywhere—outside and inside—and they are there all the time. Always changing and adapting.
- Capitals in the Clouds Part V: Advice from the Trenches on Managing the Risk of Free File Sharing Cloud Services
- NASCIO Call-to-Action: The Necessity for Maturing Identity and Access Management in State Government
- 2012 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study
State governments at Risk: A Call for Collaboration and Compliance
- NASCIO Cyber Security Awareness Resource Guide
- The State Identity Credential and Access Management Guidance and Roadmap (SICAM)
- Capitals in the Clouds Part IV – Cloud Security: On Mission and Means
- Capitals in the Clouds Part III – Recommendations for Mitigating Risks: Jurisdictional, Contracting and Service Levels
- The Heart of the Matter: A Core Services Taxonomy for State IT Security Programs
- Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part II:
Challenges and Opportunities to Get Your Data Right
- State Cyber Security Resource Guide: Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives
- Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part I: Definitions and Principles
- State Governments at Risk: A Call to Secure Citizen Data and Inspire Public Trust
- Security at the Edge: Protecting Mobile Computing Devices
Part II: Policies on the Use of Personally Owned Smartphones in State Government
- Resource Guide for State Cyber Security Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives
- Security at the Edge — Protecting Mobile
- Desperately Seeking Security Frameworks – A Roadmap for State CIOs
- Protecting the Realm: Confronting the Realities of State Data at Risk
- IT Security Awareness and Training: Changing the Culture of State Government
- Insider Security Threats: State CIOs Take Action Now!
State Cyber Security Awareness Websites
Partner Organization Resources
Department of Homeland Security - Stop. Think. Connect.
The Stop. Think. Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness effort to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety by challenging the American public to be more vigilant about practicing good “cyber hygiene.” Stop. Think. Connect. raises public awareness about the need to strengthen cyber security and generates and communicates new approaches and strategies to help Americans increase their safety and security online.
MS-ISAC - Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
- Cyber Security Awareness Resources Page
- 2013 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Page (Includes 2013 Toolkit, Tips and Events)
- Cyber Security Awareness Training and Videos
National Cybersecurity Alliance / StaySafeOnline.org
Staff contact: Chad Grant, Senior Policy Analyst