Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators

Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators

Free resources for cybersecurity awareness and training are out there – links to many of them are provided here



Cybersecurity training and awareness programs need not break the budget. This article lists free resources that are readily accessible and can help you find ideas, content, and contacts to assist in your efforts.


Of course, as I said last year, such programs “will not guarantee complete cyber safety for companies, but they can go a long way towards making workers more cyber-aware” (see: Cybersecurity training still neglected by many employers). When combined with good policies and controls, security education definitely improves an organization’s resistance to attack.


Over the past 12 months I think I have seen an increase in the number of hands raised when I ask audiences: “Has your employer provided you with any training and education around cybersecurity?” If this is a real trend, not just an anecdotal result of my informal research, then I am encouraged. But to be clear, I am not claiming any personal credit for such a trend – there are many dedicated infosec professionals doing far more than I to advance the worthy cause of security training and awareness.


I was fortunate to meet some of these folks last week at an event called Security Professionals Conference 2019 presented by EDUCAUSE, the  nonprofit association that helps higher education “elevate the impact of IT.” I was honored to serve on a panel consisting of myself, Robert Jorgensen, Cybersecurity Program Director and Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University, and Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security A ..