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NIST Computer Incident Handling Guide
Establish computer security incident response capabilities

US Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Subscribe to US-CERT alerts, report cyber incidents, and get the latest news

NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. Based on existing standards and best practices

Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response
Get news and alerts from ICS-CERT, who works to reduce risks across all critical infrastructure sectors

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center
The official means for reporting suspected internet-facilitated criminal activity to the FBI

FTC OnGuard Online
Tips to help you stay safe and secure online

Phishing Email IQ Test
Don’t get phished! Get smart. Stay ahead of the hackers with this quiz

Home Network Security Best Practices
Common sense guidelines and tips for making your home network more secure

Norton Internet Security Center
Variety of educational articles relating to cybersecurity issues

FCC Cyber Security Planning Guide
A tool for small businesses to create customized cybersecurity planning guides

Cyber Security for Small Businesses SBA Online Course
A self-paced training exercise providing an introduction to securing information in a small business

FTC Small Business Computer Security Basics
Computer security basics to help your small business

Measure and Access Cyber Supply Chain Risk
Interactive tool and informational guidelines to measure and assess cyber supply chain risks

NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
The NICE Framework categorizes and describes cybersecurity work
A cybersecurity resource hub for everyone

DHS Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community
Voluntary Program helps improve the resiliency of critical infrastructure’s cybersecurity systems by supporting and promoting the use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

FBI Infragard
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector

Social Engineering
Common techniques and how to prevent an attack

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
NICCS tools and resources for anyone seeking cyber education information

Planning for Business Emergencies: Data Breaches Explained
Information and resources on preventing company data breaches

Cyber security competitions are a way for those interested in cyber security to practice their skills in realistic situations. In these competitions, participants race against the clock to fight threats, solve specific challenges, or come up with innovative cyber security strategies.  During the competitions, participants will practice working together as a cyber security team and put ethics and policy procedures into action.

There is a wide variety of cyber security competitions, including cyber security contests focused on areas like secure coding, forensics, cryptography, and malware detection. Some contests allow individuals to participate, and some enable remote participation. 

Below is a sampling of some that you might want to look into: