Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes

Cybercrimes are criminal offenses committed on the internet or by means of computer technology. The Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) works to protect entities in the State of Connecticut from cyber-attacks by providing tactical intelligence that can be used to detect malicious behavior and by providing strategic intelligence aimed at reducing potential vulnerability.  The Connecticut State Police (CSP) Cyber Crimes Investigation Unit also assists is the investigation of cybercrimes in Connecticut.  The goal of this unit is to create a dedicated entity within CSP that is responsible for investigating and pursuing the perpetrators of cyber crime. Furthermore, the Cybersecurity Committee Working Group, which includes representatives from state, local, and federal agencies and private sector partners, was established from the DEMHS Advisory Council to help address cybersecurity concerns in Connecticut. 

Cyber Incident Reporting Guide

The Cyber Incident Reporting Guide outlines the reporting requirements for cyber incidents that occur in Connecticut. This guide was designed to be used by local municipalities, schools and other public entities in ensuring state authorities are notified of a Cyber Incident. To help best address cyber incidents in Connecticut, CTIC asks that both successful and unsuccessful cyber incidents be reported using the Cyber Incident Reporting Guide. If you are unable to access the guide, please send a summary of the cyber incident, with a technical point of contact, to

Phishing Email Reporting Form

If you are the recipient of a sophisticated phishing email, please report it to CTIC using this form.  

Connecticut Cybersecurity Resource Page

resources for officials, private organizations and individuals; a list of key cybersecurity plans and resources are listed below.

Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy

The Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy sets forth seven foundational principles including executive leadership, awareness, literacy, preparation, response, recovery, communication and verification. This document is intended to lead the way in cybersecurity planning in Connecticut.

Connecticut Cybersecurity Action Plan

This plan outlines the state's goals for improving cyber literacy, preparedness, response and recovery, across state and local government, education, business and law enforcement. This plan establishes the Cyber Crime Investigation Unit within the Connecticut State Police to investigate and pursue multi-jurisdictional cybercrimes and serve as a liaison with regional and federal authorities.

Connecticut Cyber Incident Response Plan

This document is designed as a template for State of Connecticut agencies to use when developing agency-specific Incident Response Plans.  Other state branches, local and municipal government agencies may also use this template (although some references to DAS/BEST as a central response resource may need to be modified).

Connecticut Cyber Disruption Response Plan

The CT Cyber Disruption Response Plan (CT-CDRP or CDRP) was developed as an annex to the State Response Framework. The CTDRP helps to address issues related to the increasing dependence on Information Technology (IT)/computer-based systems and the knowledge that disruptions to some systems may have profound and detrimental effects on public safety, critical infrastructure, and business and industry.


The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ Toolkit provides resources for all segments of the community to use in order to protect themselves and the organizations they work for during a cyber incident.