In today’s world, almost everything is cyber-related, which means first responder, law enforcement, and justice organizations of every size should be aware of the potential vulnerabilities they might face and feel confident they are well-equipped to handle those threats. But we know: trainings that even hint of being related to “cyber” don’t sound fun or productive.
If you’re not sure where to start, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Cyber Center has published a short white paper PDF 255 KB with a detailed list of cybersecurity hygiene steps an organization can take to successfully implement a cybersecurity awareness training program.
Stacey Wright, Senior Intel Program Manager, runs the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and co-authored this cybersecurity awareness training document with Michael Yu, a sergeant with the Montgomery County Department of Police. The paper explains common vulnerabilities and initial steps to proactively protect an agency’s infrastructure, in a way that most everyone can understand.