Cyber
SECURITY

Cyber Security is a both a growing new field, and something we all need to know. We've put together resources outlining basic concepts and practical information for everyone as well as job- and training-related resources to get you started on a new career in Cyber security. Learn 5 Ways Cybersecurity is Like Gaming — But Better

BASIC RESOURCES
for everyone

 

  • Critical Knowledge Explorer: CyberVista offering that includes more than 22 hours of free on-demand training and discounted labs covering Network Fundamentals, Threats and Attacks, and Network Security.
  • CyberTraining 365 Online Academy Free courses and low cost subscriptions  to help you  master cybersecurity techniques such as Analyzing Malware, Penetration Testing, Advanced Persistent Threats, and much more. A low cost lifetime subscription is also available. 
  • EC-Council: Free resources for the information security community in the form of webinars, blogs, online video training, and much more
  • FedVTE Public Courses: Free online training on topics such as supply chain risk management, reverse engineering, cloud computing, foundations for managers, and more.
  • Fortinet: Free access to the FortiGate Essentials Training Course and Network Security Expert courses.
  • Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI): Heavily discounted (use code HISPI-COVID-19) online, on-demand Cyber Security Management Course.
  • Pluralsight: Free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more. 
  • Stop, Think, Connect: Multi-lingual site to promote good cybersecurity practices.  You can upload your own tips and advice too.

Employment Resources
for Military Veterans & Their Families

K-12
Education & Games

Here are resources for children.

  • Education Arcade offers free gamified elearning content, with a focus on providing an engaging way for staff to learn about best practice security behaviors. 
  • Career Explorations: Cybersecurity has rree cybersecurity curriculum for 5th - 10th graders. 
  • Get free downloadable kids activities to help your family learn basic cybersecurity concepts and defense strategies from Culture of Cybersecurity.
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Information offers free courses for middle and high school students. Use class code 2A4E1 when signing up.
  • Find free activities, lessons and virtual environments that teach foundational cybersecurity skills and increase a student’s knowledge of cybersecurity through narrated content, interactions, demonstrations, and knowledge checks at NICERC at Home.

CYBER SECURITY
awareness training

Here are resources for anyone interested in Cybersecurity.

Center for Development of Security Excellence Cybersecurity Catalog
Free security awareness resources for learners including games, posters, shorts, videos, and webinars. Visit the Center's website.

Certified Cybersecurity Awareness Professional (CCAP) Certification Training
A list of free resources curated by the NICE Working Group K12 Subgroup.
Visit CCAP website.

Cyber Security for Remote Workers Staff Awareness E-learning Course
Low cost non-technical course help employees remain safe, and understand what to do if and when they experience a cyber attack or phishing scam.
Visit the E-learning course.

Email Security and Privacy Awareness Course
Free one-hour course to help raise awareness of  email data security and privacy.
Visit the Email Security website.

Information Security and Cyber Security Staff Awareness E-Learning Course
Low cost course aimed employees who are involved in processing information, use information technology in their daily job, or use the Internet as a means of conducting business. Visit the E-Learning Course website.

Phishing Staff Awareness E-Learning Course
Low cost phishing awareness training. Visit the the Phishing E-Learning course.

Wizer Security Awareness Training
Free Security Awareness Training includes everything you need to train your employees how to protect themselves against cybersecurity attacks, it is 100% free forever with over 20 free videos, quizzes, employee progress reports, and certificates.
Visit the Wizer Training website.

Advanced Resources

Here are resources to help you start or continue a career in Cybersecuity.

  • Aptitude Assessment for a Cybersecurity Career
    IBM offers a free assessment to see if your cognitive skills, abilities, and personality traits match well with a Cybersecurity career. Help for traveling through your learning journey is also provided. The assessment takes about one hour to complete.
  • Center for Development of Security
    Free cybersecurity eLearning courses for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Workshop Training
    Training provided by Microsoft that includes a collection of security learnings, principles, and recommendations for modernizing security in your organization.
  • Cyberbit Range Remote Training
    Free remote training for SOC teams, providing live, simulated cyberattacks on Cyberbit’s cloud-based Cyber Range.
  • Cybrary
    Free information technology and cybersecurity training portal.
  • Elastic
    Free on-demand Elastic Stack, observability, and security courses.
  • Hacker101
    Free class for web security
  • Hack TheBox
    Join a dynamically growing hacking community and take your cybersecurity skills to the next level through the most captivating, gamified, hands-on training experience!
  • Hopper's Roppers Security Training 
    Community built around a series of free courses that provide training to beginners in the security field. 
  • Learn the Linux Operating System
    Free courses on learning basic and advanced operations in the Linux Operating System.
  • IBM (hosted by Coursera)
    Free (7-day trial) suite of courses on IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization.
  • IBM Security Learning Academy
    Free technical training for IBM Security products.
  • Immersive Labs
    Immersive Labs is the world’s first human cyber readiness platform. Try Immersive Labs for free using our Community Edition (use promocode GIMMEFREELABS at sign-up).
  • Infosec Skills
    Free access (7-day trial; low cost after trial) to  500+ courses, 70+ learning paths, and 100+ browser-based labs for IT, security, and engineering professionals.
  • (ISC)2 Webinars and Courses
    Free technical webinars and free courses for (ISC)2 members ($125/year and pre-qualifications required) to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPEs).
  • (ISC)2 Utilizing Big Data
    Free course for (ISC)2 members (low cost for non-members) that provides an overview of Big Data components, architectures and applications.
  • ITProTV
    Free membership (65+ hours of IT training content) and low cost memberships (4000+ hours of content, practice exams, and virtual labs). Free access to select CompTIA online courses for educational institutions during the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters.
  • Microsoft Cyber Security Architecture
    Collection of best practices that is presented in a series of video trainings that provide clear actionable guidance for security-related decisions
  • Microsoft Learn - Discover Your Path
    Free Microsoft courses on Windows, Azure, and many of their other technologies.
  • Microsoft Technologies Training
    Free security-related courses on Microsoft Technologies.
  • NICCS Education and Training Catalog
    Database of free and for pay, online and in person courses. 
  • NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Awareness Training
    Low cost course that introduces students to the basic concepts associated with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Open P-TECH
    Free digital learning on the tech skills of tomorrow.
  • PentesterLab
    Free exercises that cover everything from basic bugs to advanced vulnerabilities. Access Pentester Lab PRO for low cost.
  • Project Ares by Circadence
    Free training courses, including red and blue team training, in an on-demand cyber range.
  • RangeForce Community Edition
    Free training courses, including red and blue team training, in an on-demand cyber range.
  • SANS
    Free cybersecurity community resources and programs including white papers, webcasts, newsletters, tools/workstations, scholarship/community programs, templates, blogs, cyber ranges, and security posters. 
  • SANS Cyber Aces Online
    Free online course that teaches the fundamentals of cybersecurity including operating systems, networking, and systems administration.
  • Skillsoft 
    Free trial access to sample 7,100+ courses, 110+ practice labs, and 10+ live online boot camps across 67 subjects. The free trial is currently for 14 days.
  • Udacity
    Our quality curriculum is designed with top-tier industry partners, not academics, so you learn the high-impact skills that top companies want.  See the Cybersecurity category.
  • Udemy
    Heavily discounted online courses for various certifications. 
  • Veracode Security Labs Community Edition
    Free beginner to advanced courses that allow developers to sharpen their secure coding skills.
  • Web Security Academy
    Free online web security training.