Government Based Resources

4.1 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RESOURCES

Learning Hub (LH): The Learning Hub (LH) is a trusted source for leading-edge learning activities and programs for cyber security and COMSEC professionals working within the Government of Canada or with our domestic partners. The LH also provides services, guidance and advice on cyber security training and education to industry, academia, and other levels of government. This is a bilingual resource.

Website(s): https://cyber.gc.ca/en/learning-hub

Get Cyber Safe: GetCyberSafe is a national public awareness campaign to educate all Canadians about cyber security and the steps they can take to protect themselves online. This is the Cyber Centre's source of advice and guidance for those new to cyber security as well as the public. This is a bilingual resource.

Website(s): https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

Employment and Social Development Canada: Employment and social development programs and policies and activities related to their development to support the Government of Canada. This includes consultations, frameworks, plans and research. This is a bilingual resource.

Website(s): https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs.html

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): One of the RCMP's strategic priorities is to reduce youth involvement in crime, both as victims and offenders. This is a bilingual resource.

Website(s): https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj/is-si/isres-ressi-eng.htm and https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/youth-safety/centre-for-youth-crime-prevention

4.2 RESOURCES FROM CANADIAN ALLIES

The Department of Homeland Security: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works to secure the nation from the many threats Americans face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.

Website(s): https://www.dhs.gov/be-cyber-smart/cyber-lessons#section-app-security

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in NIST Special Publication 800-181, is a nationally focused resource that establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of where, or for whom, the work is performed.

Website(s): https://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/nice/nice-cybersecurity-workforce-framework-resource-center and https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/topic/security-best-practices

National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC): At NICERC, curriculum specialists travel across the country, leading professional development workshops for K-12 teachers. Their sessions give you the resources and information that you need to teach their curriculum in your classroom and to help your students to become aware of cyber issues, engage in cybersecurity education, and pursue cyber pathways.

Website(s): https://www.dhs.gov/be-cyber-smart/cyber-lessons#section-app-security

(Modified) The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC): The NCSC provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies, the public and departments. They also work collaboratively with other law enforcement, defence, the UK’s intelligence and security agencies and international partners. The infographics on this page cater to not only individuals and families, but post-secondary students, elementary, middle, and high school students as well. They also serve as a guideline to teachers to create their own cyber security tools for their classrooms and students.

Website(s): https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/resources-for-schools, https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/files/NCSC_NEN-cards-english-home-print.pdf and https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/infographics-ncsc

(New) National Cryptologic Museum: The National Cryptologic Museum's mission is to educate visitors about the role of cryptology in shaping history, from the ancient world to the present. Operating as the National Security Agency’s principal gateway to the public, the Museum collects, preserves, and showcases unique cryptologic treasures. It provides quality educational programming to share the stories of the people, technology, and methods that have defined cryptologic history, and serves as a dedicated research setting for scholars and the public.

Website(s): https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic-heritage/museum/about/

AustCyber: AustCyber aims to grow an Australian cyber security ecosystem, export Australia’s cyber security to the world, and make Australia the leading centre for cyber education.

Website(s): https://www.austcyber.com/

CySCA: CySCA is a ‘hacking’ competition run by an alliance of Australian Government, business and academic professionals who are committed to finding the next generation of Australian cyber security talent.

Website(s): https://www.cyberchallenge.com.au/

FBI Safe Online Surfing (SOS): FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security. For teachers, the site provides a ready-made curriculum that meets state and federal Internet safety mandates, complete with online testing and a national competition to encourage learning and participation.

Website(s): https://www.fbi.gov/fbi-kids

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