Connecticut Cybersecurity Resource Page

This site is designed to provide resources for all levels of Connecticut users, from home computing to businesses and government organizations. These are links to recommendations and "best practices" from a variety of sources that can improve understanding of the cyber environment and how to use that environment more securely.

“…Security is not an end point; It is a process…”
- Governor Dannel P. Malloy,
Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy, 2017

 

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.  Governor Malloy recognizes the importance of cybersecurity and expresses his support through the linked 'Official Statement’

Many resources are available to ensure you can stay safe and more secure online.  The Stop. Think. Connect campaign aids in increasing the understanding of cyber threats.  Cybersecurity isn’t just an IT concern, everyone has a part to ensure they are safer online. 

Cyber tips and resources can be accessed through the campaigns website at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect#
 

Resources for Small Businesses

These websites provide recommendations for small businesses, including non-profit and charity organizations to help smaller organizations protect their networks and information: 

 

Comprehensive Guidelines

These websites provide comprehensive recommendations on setup, monitoring and prevention of computer risks:

 

“…managing cyber risks can provide a competitive advantage for Connecticut businesses, a more secure living environment for Connecticut residents and better stewardship of information and services by Connecticut state and local governments…”

- Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy, 2017


Secure Setup & Configuration

 

“…Cyber threats are a fact of life. Cybersecurity must be a universal priority for every public and private entity in the state…”
- Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy, 2017


Recommended Safe Practices

This includes updating systems regularly and tailoring systems to disable unnecessary features.