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Cybersecurity Awareness Training Series

The four Homeland Security Advisory Councils of Massachusetts – Western, Central, Southeast and Northeast – have developed a Cybersecurity Awareness Training Series for Municipal Officials. The series is launched during October 2020, which is both the Massachusetts and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The training series consist of six online learning modules (see below) built on the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (DHS/CISA) Cyber Essentials Toolkit. Additionally, two webinars will be held in which participants can gain a deeper understanding of essentials steps from cybersecurity advisors.

The online learning modules lead municipal officials through a holistic approach to create a cyber secure environment. Each module focuses on a specific area, Yourself, Your Staff, Your Systems, Your Surroundings, Your Data, and Your Actions Under Stress, which together help you to build a culture of cyber readiness. The modules are self paced and are each approximately 10 minutes in length.

The webinars will be held on Monday, October 19th at 2:30pm, and on Tuesday October 27th at 12:30pm.
The webinars are free. They will be recorded for later viewing. Join in live to ask questions.

The webinar on Monday the 19th will focus on modules 1 to 3, Yourself, Your Staff and Your Systems. The panelist include: Stephanie Helm, Director, MassCyberCenter, Mass Tech Collaborative / Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer, Cybereason and Visiting Fellow, National Security Institute / Ron Ford, Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA DHS / and Seth Bouvier, Cyber Security Advisor, EOPSS. The webinar is free. Registration is required. Click here to register for Monday, October 19, 2020 webinar at 2:30 PM (ET)

The webinar on Tuesday, October 27th will focus on modules 4 to 6, Your Surroundings, Your Data, and Your Actions Under Stress. The panelist include: Ron Ford, Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA DHS / and Seth Bouvier, Cyber Security Advisor, EOPSS. The webinar is free. Registration is required. Click here to register for Tuesday, October 27, 2020 webinar at 12:30 PM (ET)

You are encouraged to review the modules prior to the webinars, however it is not necessary.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Series Modules

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Module 1 – Yourself

Module 2 – Your Staff

Module 3 – Your System

Module 4 – Your Surroundings

Module 5 – Your Data

Module 6 – Your Actions Under Stress