Staying Safe Online Starts with Information

We've pulled together a broad collection of websites, toolkits, white paper, infographics, podcasts and webcasts to give you the resources and information you need to make tangible progress toward making your online world safe and private.

The resources include a list of Oregon-based, cyber-related associations and groups, a set of general resources as well as content specific to the needs of cybesecurity professionals, small business, government, nonprofits, individuals, and education. Please send email to [email protected] if you have additional resources that you would like considered for this list.

Oregon-based Cyber-Related Associations & Groups

Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Established under Senate Bill 90, OCAC is working to develop a shared vision for the establishment of a cross-sector Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in collaboration with Oregon’s cyber-related industries, private sector security practitioners, educational institutions, law enforcement and local government.

CCoE Establishment Plan

OCAC Meeting Minutes

OCAC 2018 Annual Report

IEEE Oregon Section

Training programs for IEEE members in Oregon.

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The Willamette Valley Chapter of ISACA represents IT Security, Audit and Compliance Professionals in the Oregon/SW Washington region.

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Oregon RIMS

Promote the profession of Risk Management by providing opportunities for personal and professional development.

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Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

TAO unites the region's technology industry and is a recognized leader in shaping and growing technology and business communities.

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SANS Information Security Training: Oregon

SANS provides information security courses, taught by leading security practitioners, provide hands-on training with practical exercises and immersive labs.

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HiMSS Oregon Chapter

Professional organization that is dedicated to the development of healthcare information technology professionals throughout the state of Oregon.

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SIM: Where IT leaders connect

Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.


Data Privacy PDX

This group meets once or twice a month to discuss why data privacy is important. Each meeting features a guest presenter, and anyone can attend.
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Portland ISSA

Local events and training programs offered by the Information Systems Security Association.

Cybersecurity Education Programs in Oregon

Blazing a trail to Oregon for your cybersecurity studies? Here is a full list of programs, plus an introduction to the networks, events and employers that can propel your cybersecurity career.

Oregon Cybersecurity Education Summit - Nov. 3, 2017

The Oregon Cybersecurity Education Summit Nov. 3, 2017 in Bend, Oregon was packed with useful cybersecurity information and resources from some of the leading experts in the industry. Here are the core presentations from the event.

Cybersecurity in Oregon Overview, Charlie Kawasaki, CISSP, CTO at PacStar

The Fallacy of the Protected Enterprise: When Vendor Vulnerabilities Become Your Own, Clara Tsao, Chief Technology Officer- Interagency Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

How to Develop an Information Security Program: The Basics, Leslie Golden, CISSP, President of Instill Security

The hidden element of cybersecurity: the human element, Lewis Howell, CISSP, CEO, Hueya, Inc.

Homeland Security Perspectives: Cyber Security Resources for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Ronald D. Watters Jr M.Ed GSLC, Cybersecurity Advisor Region X, and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience (SECIR), Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)

PCI Compliance for the Small Business, Tyler Hardison, Director of Solutions and Innovation, Redhawk Network Security, LLC

Summit Resources

General Resources


NIST implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and effective application of standards and best practices necessary for the U.S. to adopt cybersecurity capabilities. NIST also offers a comprehensive cybersecurity framework and an extensive listing of publicly available framework resources.

Computer Security Resource Center

Information Technology

Cybersecurity Framework


The most trusted source for information security training, certification, and research.

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ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center)

Non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft.

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Security Investigation and Rapid Response

Here's how to speed up cybersecurity investigations using Splunk and AWS.

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Cybersecurity Bloggers

A useful list of the top 50 security blogs.

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Splunk Security Use Case

Detecting unknown malware and ransomware, and early signs of compromise,
using Windows Sysinternal.

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Why Cybersecurity is Falling Short

If the old tactics aren't working, where do we go from here?

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EMV - Will it Curb Retail Credit Card Fraud?

EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is the global standard for credit and debit cards. But how much safer are these new cards really making digital transactions?

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Resources for Cybersecurity Professionals

Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law

To address concerns about security gaps across a growing number of connected devices, the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law has published a white paper designed to help hardware vendors minimize risks for end users.

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The BSA Framework for Secure Software

BSA | The Software Alliance has developed The BSA Framework for Secure Software to provide a consolidated framework that brings together best practices in a detailed, holistic manner that can guide software security regardless of the development environment or the purpose of the software.

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Small Business Resources


Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Top 10 Cybersecurity Basics.

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Business classes and advising on a range of topics for small business, including cybersecurity.

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SBA Cybersecurity

Is your business prepared in the event of a cybersecurity breach? Now is the time to take stock of your cybersecurity health.

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SBA Privacy Law

Keep your business compliant with state and federal business laws.

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Small Business Payments Toolkit

This resource gives small businesses and the bankers guidance for more efficient and safer payments processes and provides education on payment and fraud prevention.

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Federal Trade Commission

Start with Security: A Guide for Business.

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Homeland Security

Stop.Think.Connect. Small Business Resources.

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The Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) product that assists organizations in protecting their key national cyber assets.

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Cybersecurity 101: Protecting your business from Cybercrime

Watch this webcast to find out more about the rising threat to small and midsize businesses, and the five ways you can protect yourself.

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ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center)

Non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft.

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Government Resources

Research to Support the Drafting of the Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Proposal

The Oregon Office of the State Chief Information Office engaged Portland State University's Center for Public Service to conduct comprehensive research on the state of cybersecurity in Oregon. This is the the executive summary and overview of the research findings.

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Transparency, Balance and Collaboration in the State of Oregon

Alex Pettit, Chief Information Officer, State of Oregon discusses efforts to increase transparency of information, support decision making, aid in cross-agency collaboration and minimize duplication in this webinar replay.

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Government Insider Threat Detection

Using big data analytics to detect and mitigate insider threats.

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American Water Works Association

Process control system security guidance for the water sector.

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Federal News Radio

With government cyber defense, sometimes it’s best to give up hope -- and come out ahead, writes Galois research lead Adam Wick.

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Federal Government & The Internet of Things

Jamie Brown, global director of government relations at CA Technologies, discusses the federal government’s approach to the Internet of things.

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Protect the vote

Scalable and secure cloud for elections and campaigns. World-class security to defend democracy from a world of threats.

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Public sector cyber solutions

Combat your agency’s internal and external threats and attacks.

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Smart City Benefits index

A list of the cities and municipalities embracing Smart City technology.

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Nonprofit Resources

Cyber Resilience Review -- US-CERT

The CRR is a no-cost, voluntary, non-technical assessment to evaluate an organization’s operational resilience and cybersecurity practices.

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National Council of nonprofits

Cybersecurity information to help keep your organization safe and hacker-proof.

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10 Cybersecurity Steps for Nonprofits

Here are 10 steps that can nonprofit organizations can take to help you better govern your information and assets.

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Organization Must Adapt to Evolving DDoS Attacks

While the underlying technology behind DDoS attacks hasn't changed much, the number of internet-connected devices in the world that can be compromised has dramatically increased.

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Take Security to the Cloud

Learn the benefits of running a security analytics platform in the Cloud.

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Individuals Resources

Hueya Report 2017 Cyber Abuse and the Human Factor

Learn how cyber abuse is the latest epidemic that can damage your privacy, safety, and livelihood. Learn what you can do to take action.

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Stay Safe Online

Powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance, this organization is helping to make the internet safer and more secure for everyone.

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10 Ways to Secure Your Digital World

Useful tips to help you stay safe online.

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A Guide for Guarding Personal Information in the Workplace

Considering the financial, moral and psychological consequences of security violations, it is imperative to protect personal information at all times. Here's how.

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Dragnet nation

NY Times bestseller offering an inside look at who's watching you, what they know, and why it matters.

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Education Resources

Cyber Degrees

A comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees and much more.

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Cybersecurity tips for College Students

Protect your identity, protect your school work and protect your computer with these 10 cybersecurity tips for college and university students.

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The Best Online Cybersecurity Degree Programs in 2017

Here is a list of the top 25 online cybersecurity degree programs plus information on the kinds of professional opportunities you can pursue with a degree in the field.

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NICCS Education and Training Catalog

The NICCS Education and Training Catalog is a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses.

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How to Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Veracode survey reveals developers and IT professionals lack formal education in cybersecurity.

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