Initiatives and free resources

It's occurring more and more lately - credit card numbers being stolen and email viruses spreading. Maybe you've even been a victim yourself. One of the best defenses is understanding the risks, what some of the basic terms mean, and what you can do to protect yourself against them.

Reporting Cyber incidents, vulnerabilities and phishing scams

Information and tips from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team

What is Cyber Security?

Nationwide Cyber Security Review

Malicious Code Analysis Platform

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

DHS Cyber Resilience Review Fact Sheet

Initiatives and Free Resources for Critical Infrastructure

State, local, tribal and territorial cybersecurity engagement


In conjuction with partners, the Department of Homeland Security engages with state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) representatives and the public to help them better manage their cybersecurity risk postures and understand what free resources are available to assist them.

  • Cyber Exercise Support is available for SLTT partners to conduct regional and sector specific exercises designed to develop and improve the capabilities of DHS and its infrastructure partners. Such exercises aid in prevention and recovery from cyber breaching incidents of the nation's critical infrastructure.

  • The SLTT Security Clearance Initiative granst security clearances to state CIOs and CISOs. Clearances received through the initiative will enable CIOs and CISOs to receive actionable and valuable classified and sensitive information about current and recent cyber attacks and threats, better informing their cybersecurity risk management decisions. Cleared CIOs and CISOs can then take advantage of recurring classified cybersecurity information sharing forums.

  • The STOP.THINK.CONNECT Campaign and National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October are national cybersecurity awareness campaigns aimed a raising awareness. State and local participants can access campaign materials, templates, resources and tips to assist with promoting cybersecurity within their communities.

  • For more information on cybersecurity, please visit