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Are you getting ready to shop online for holiday gifts? Check out our cyber safety shopping tips first!

CyberStart America competition

Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 CyberStart America competition. Virginia students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.

MS-ISAC Kids Safe Online poster contest

Virginia is now accepting entries for the 2023 Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Kids Safe Online poster contest.

Popular topics of interest for localities

Collaboration with our partners, especially at the local level, is critical in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In response to feedback, we've collated resources and combined them into one easy-to-use location specifically for localities in Virginia.

As this effort evolves this featured section will be updated as needed. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at vitacomms@vita.virginia.gov.


Federal cybersecurity grant opportunities

As part of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, Virginia has applied to receive federal cybersecurity grants to help state, local and tribal public bodies address gaps in government cybersecurity programs.

VITA, in collaboration with our partners including Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) serving as the State Administrative Agency (SAA), is working on the multiple steps that must occur for a successful grant application, including forming the cybersecurity planning committee that will approve the cybersecurity plan and priorities.

For more information on the grant distribution process, as well as current actions taken by the Commonwealth, please visit our Federal Cybersecurity Grants page.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) for the Commonwealth of Virginia

The CSAM theme for 2022 is "We're all in.” Because we are all in on cybersecurity in Virginia.

For Cybersecurity Awareness Program Government Resources visit VITA's Cyber Awareness for localities.


Did you have a cyber security breach?

Use the cyber incident report form to notify the Commonwealth.

This form is for public bodies and other organizations to notify the Virginia Fusion Center of cybersecurity incidents, in partnership with Virginia State Police (VSP), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), and VITA.

Visit reportcyber.viriginia.gov's FAQs for related questions and answers on the use of this form.

Approved vendors to be used in the Commonwealth

Enterprise Cloud Oversight Service (ECOS)

ECOS provides oversight functions and management of cloud based services, specifically focused on software as a service (SaaS). To view ECOS Approved Supplier List and Metrics visit Approved Application List and ECOS Metrics.

For agencies undertaking the decision to move to cloud-based services additional information can be found at Enterprise Cloud Oversight Service (ECOS).


Interested in our ready-to-use statewide contracts? 

All public bodies can utilize statewide contracts developed by VITA, if provided for in the solicitation or contract.

Begin your search now for available statewide contracts.

Training and workforce opportunities available:

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity enables organizations to develop their workforces to perform cybersecurity work, and it helps learners to explore cybersecurity work and to engage in appropriate learning activities to develop their knowledge and skills.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies’ Cyber Career Roadmap digital tool offers an interactive way for working professionals (cyber and non-cyber), employers, students, and recent grads to explore and build their own career roadmap across the 52 different NICE Framework work roles.

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Downloads available for use at your locality:

Here are presentations and documents available to download for use at your locality:

 

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