Everyday Cybersecurity Tips

Improving Cybersecurity for Iowans

NetSmartzNetSmartz is the online safety education program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. NetSmartz provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

National Cybersecurity Alliance: The National Cybersecurity Alliance has a set of plans and tips for students, faculty and staff. Every person in the school community has a role in keeping the internet safer and more secure. Creating a cybersecurity awareness campaign will make everyone conscious of the part they play in cybersecurity and ultimately produce a safer and happier school experience.

Election Security in Iowa: Security has always been at the heart of what election officials do, which is why Iowa and its counties have measures in place to ensure security in all phases of the election process. Most people don’t see the behind-the-scenes work that makes it happen, which starts with voter registration and goes throughout confirming election results.

National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA)The NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.

NCSA Community Involvement: You can play a powerful role in helping your local community be safer and more secure online. The NSCA has a library of free materials, tools and information that can be used to easily teach online safety in your community. You can commit 10 minutes or 10 years to the cause. To make it easy, the NCSA has included a few suggestions to get you started.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.This is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. Our goal is to help people understand not only the risks that come with using the internet, but also the importance of practicing safe online behavior.

CISA Cybersecurity Resources: To decrease cybersecurity risks and protect yourself online, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) offers the following resources to share in your communities and with your stakeholders. These tools are not only valuable during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) but throughout the year.