A disruption to the critical infrastructure of our nation would bring significant, and even catastrophic, consequences.
Most of the population takes for granted, or is unaware, that we’re entirely dependent on the functionality and efficiency of our nation’s infrastructure, in our day-to-day lives.
These systems and functions are so vital to the nation, that their disruption or destruction would have a debilitating effect on our national security, economy, governance, public health and safety, and morale. With cyberattacks continually on the rise, both organizations and individuals play a key role in keeping our nation’s critical infrastructure safe.
To help in these efforts, we put together our fourth and final toolkit for NCSAM, with a how-to guide and tip sheet, and key insights from our recent study on the cybersecurity and data privacy awareness IQ of employees in state and local government. Take a look:
Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
With renewed attention to this important topic, our Safeguarding Our Critical Infrastructure toolkit includes:
- New National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) guide created in conjunction with Facebook and MediaPRO: The Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit for mid- and small-sized businesses
- Original research: An Executive Summary on the State of Privacy and Security Awareness in Government white paper and related infographic
- Bots & Botnet Facts tip sheet from STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally.