Did you know the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received over 880,000 complaints in 2023, resulting in over $12.3 billion in losses?

Are you an individual, K-12 student or educator, college/university, business, or non-profit interested in increasing your cybersecurity awareness, knowledge, and understanding to be more safe and secure online? You do not need a technical background to learn how to protect yourself or your organization. Explore the cybersecurity tools, techniques, and best practices below to learn more.

Election Security

CISA’s Election Security campaign includes resources to help election officials and election infrastructure stakeholders protect against the cyber, physical, and operational security risks to election infrastructure during the 2024 election cycle. Visit the #Protect2024 page for resources and simple steps to take to enhance your organizations’ security baseline for the upcoming election.

More Resources: Election Security TrainingElection Security Resource Library

Cybersecurity Before an Attack

Shields Ready is CISA’s campaign focused on building the cyber resilience needed before incidents occur to critical infrastructure. The Shields Ready campaign page has tips and tricks for building resilience and adapting to changing risk conditions to strengthen and improve the resilience of critical infrastructure systems and services. 

Learn more: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Toolkit and Communications and Cyber Resiliency Toolkit. 

Cybersecurity Preparation & Response

CISA’s Shields Up campaign provides recommendations, products, and resources to assist individuals and organizations prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks. Visit CISA’s Shields Up page to receive guidance on a variety of cybersecurity topics for a variety of different audiences. 

For more information, explore Guidance for FamiliesGuidance for Organizations, and Guidance for Corporate Leaders and CEOs.

Cybersecurity for Technology Innovators

The Secure by Design campaign seeks to increase ownership of technology developers to incorporate cybersecurity into core business requirements. Visit the Secure by Design page to learn more about how industry can ensure its technology innovations are more secure “out-of-the-box” to reduce cybersecurity burdens on consumers and small businesses.

More resources: Secure by Design White PaperSecure by Design Alerts, and Secure by Design Intro Video.

Cybersecurity Basics

This CISA awareness campaign focuses on ensuring that all end users understand the cybersecurity basics needed to stay safe and responsibly navigate this increasingly interconnected world. Check out Secure Our World for the general public including recognizing and reporting phishing, using strong passwords, turning on multifactor authentication, and updating software. 

Learn more: Secure Our World VideosFour Easy Ways to Stay Safe Online Tip Sheet

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

A national and global public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Visit the CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program to find resources for young professionals, older Americans, small businesses, law enforcement, students, and more.

For more information, explore CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program ToolkitStay Safe Online, and Cybersecurity Resources and Guides.