Just like the big cities, our small communities need to educate their employees and citizens about the threats to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, they don’t have nearly the same budget. Here are some free and low-cost educational materials for small municipalities and counties:
- Posters: Posters are a great way to passively increase awareness in public spaces like libraries and lobbies as well as where employees gather, like breakrooms.
- CISA held a poster conference for several years that combined art from students around the country.
- The Center for Development of Security Excellence also has some workplace-ready posters available: https://www.cdse.edu/Training/Security-Posters/Cybersecurity/
- Activity Books: Children in our community are some of the most vulnerable victims of cybersecurity. MS-ISAC has put out a few activity books. Sharing these at community centers and libraries is a great way to help parents educate their kids
- Online Courses (Kids): These games can be made available in libraries and community centers:
- Online Courese (Employees)
- ESET: ESET provides the first two modules of their training for free: https://www.eset.com/us/business/cybertraining/#compare
- Center for Development of Security Excellence: CDSE’s page has several videos you can use for training under the ‘Security Shorts’ and ‘Security Training’ areas: https://www.cdse.edu/Training/Cybersecurity/