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Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.
October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the theme for 2021 was "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart." with a particular emphasis on the key message to empower individuals to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace. If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.
In conjunction with several national organizations, we are providing below various security resources to share with employees, friends and family members to raise awareness around this important month.
- Who Is the Risk? Challenge - 2021
- #BeCyberSmart Crossword - 2021
- Counterintelligence Magic 8 Ball Challenge - 2021
- Counterintelligence Trivia Twirl Challenge - 2021
- Cyberterminology Word Search - 2021
- Cybersecurity: Tomorrow's Internet Challenge - 2021
- Security Awareness Crossword Puzzle #1 - 2021
- Security Awareness Crossword Puzzle #2 - 2021
- Security Awareness Crossword Puzzle #3 - 2021
- Insider Threat Concentration Game - 2021
- Insider Threat Crossword Puzzle - 2021
- Insider Threat Trivia Twirl - 2021
- See Something, Say Something Challenge - 2021
- Personnel Security Word Search - 2021
- Reporting Requirement Word Search - 2021
- Reporting Requirements Crossword - 2021
- Special Access Program (SAP) Crossword - 2021
- SAP Hidden Objects Game - 2021
- Phishing Expedition Quiz - 2021
- Security Challenge - 2020
- Security Scramble - 2020
- Security Puzzle - 2020
- Phishing Phray Challenge - 2020
- Phishing Phray Scramble - 2020
- Privacy Puzzle Challenge - 2020
- Privacy Puzzle - 2020
- Privacy Scramble - 2020
- Remote Office Challenge - 2020
Guides and Newsletters
- Cybersecurity Awareness Month Agency Overview Presentation - 2021
- One Simple Step to Securing Your Accounts (SANS Ouch! Newsletter) - 2021
- Securing Your Mobile Devices (SANS Ouch! Newsletter) - 2021
- Personal Security Considerations (CISA) - 2021
- Deep Sea Phishing - 2021
- Discovering Cybersecurity Careers - 2021
- Two-Factor Authentication - 2020
- Cyber Tricks - 2020
- Data Control - 2020
- Data Gold - 2020
- Incident Reporting - 2020
- Password Data Breach - 2020
- Personal Data - 2020
- Phishing Emails - 2020
- Prevent Data Breaches - 2020
- Privacy Advantage - 2020
- Privacy is a Team Sport - 2020
- Report Phishing Scams - 2020
- Smartphone Security - 2020
- Software Security Updates - 2020
Screensavers/Wallpaper/Online Meeting Backgrounds
- Password Security - 2020
- Phishing Email Security - 2020
- Secure Smart Devices - 2020
- Secure Smart Phones - 2020
- Working Securely from Home - 2020
The "Duhs of Security" promotes effective security
VITA Commonwealth Security and Communications have produced an Information Security awareness video promoting simple, common sense behavior changes that will strengthen the security of Commonwealth information. The approach is humorous but the message is effective.
Please feel free to share this video with your organization's user population and others to promote Information Security awareness.
If you have a problem viewing the video or with the associated links on this page, please email VITA Commonwealth Security Services.
In the event that a citizen's computer is infected with malware and the commonwealth is made aware that the citizen's personal information may have been compromised, commonwealth agencies are encouraged to notify the citizen so that they can take appropriate action. A sample notification letter is provided below.
Citizens Awareness Banner
Due to the ever increasing threats posed by malware running on citizen computers, it is suggested that agencies utilize the provided banner on all Internet facing citizen and partner applications where authentication is required, or where any personally identifiable information may be exchanged between the agency and your customers. The banner contains the following:
The security of your personal information is important to us!
Diligent efforts are made to ensure the security of COV systems. Before you use this Web site to conduct business with the COV, please ensure your personal computer is not infected with malicious code that collects your personal information. For more information visit our Online Protection Glossary.
For more information on protecting your personal information online, refer to Guide to Online Protection.