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ICANN Security Awareness Resource Locator

All stakeholders should learn how to protect themselves, their families, or their organizations against online threats. The resources on this page can help consumers, business or IT professionals avoid online threats or harm and make informed choices regarding (personal) data disclosure or protection.

The links on this list are external to ICANN's web site. ICANN has no influence over and is not responsible for changes to links or to content on these sites.

These links resolve correctly as of 8 August 2014.

Child or Consumer Online Safety

Get Safe Online
https://www.getsafeonline.org/

This consumer safety information site explains how consumers or average Internet users can protect themselves or their families against fraud, identity theft, and other online threats. The site offers very simple, straightforward articles on a large number of consumer online safety issues.

Stay Safe Online
http://www.staysafeonline.org

A consumer safety information site that also has materials for teaching K-12 students how to be safe online.

Stop. Think. Connect.
http://stopthinkconnect.org

A national public awareness campaign site designed to increase the public's understanding of cyber threats and empowering digital citizens to be safer and more secure online.

Kid's Health
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html

A health and wellness information site with online safety tips. Explains the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Available in Spanish.

Malta's Be Smart Online!
http://besmartonline.org.mt/

This project provides online safety advice for Kids, Teens, Parents and Educators. It also provides contact points in Malta for reporting Internet abuse, and where to find victim support.

Australia Stay Smart Online
http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/

This online safety and security website is designed to help everyone understand online risks, threats, and explains measures that children, parents, educators, and businesses can take to avoid harm and protect personal or financial information online.

A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide

Information aimed to help parents understand the threats of child exploitation or harm. Explains signs that may indicate that a child is at risk online and how to respond. Interpol's Crimes Against Children site and Europol's Child Sexual Exploitation fact sheet provide complementary information.

National Cyber Awareness System
http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/

The US CERT National security awareness system provides information about common security issues, tips for non-technical computer users, and articles for home and business users.

Microsoft Family Safety Center
http://www.microsoft.com/security/family-safety/default.aspx

The Family Safety Center offers fact sheets, presentations, ebooks, articles and papers to help families understand cyber-bullying, responsible use of social media and online gaming, and how to use online safety settings in Microsoft products.

Security Awareness for government agencies, organizations and businesses

STH. End User Training
http://www.securingthehuman.org/enduser/

The SANS Secure The Human project offers modular, online computer-based security awareness training programs for End Users. Each module consists of a video, newsletter, poster and screensaver.

National Cyber Awareness System
http://www.us-cert.gov/government-users/

The US CERT National security awareness system provides information about common security issues government users are likely to encounter, including training and best practices.

Stay Safe Online
http://www.staysafeonline.org/business-safe-online/

The Keep My Business Safe section of this site includes tip sheets, security planning or training guides, and articles describing how to's (how to assess your risk, conduct security assessments, monitor threats, or report incidents).

Information Warfare Site
http://www.iwar.org.uk

IWS offers a security awareness toolbox and very good paper describing the key elements of a security awareness program.

Cisco Systems Security Education Program
http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/cspo/awareness/index.html#~acc~panel-5

Cisco offers a Create Your Own Security Program to assist organizations that want to create and implement a security education. The program describes the necessary steps to implementation, from defining a strategy to planning and rollout, with insights on how to measure your program's effectiveness.

Microsoft Security Awareness Toolkit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11428

This toolkit includes a planning guide, templates, reference materials, a customizable awareness presentation and example awareness campaigns.

Infragard Awareness Programs
https://www.infragardawareness.com/

Infragard offers workplace security and home safety awareness programs. Organizations that implement the workplace training program will satisfy the PCI employee security awareness training compliance requirement.

National Institute of Health Information Security and Privacy Awareness Training
http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/publicUser.aspx

A set of online training modules that cover general security awareness, privacy, and information security for healthcare industry users, executives, managers, and IT administrators. The Indian Health Service has a similar online training program.

National Institute for Science and Technology
http://csrc.nist.gov

NIST 800-50: Security Awareness and Training Program provides guidelines for government agency security awareness and training programs. NIST 800-16: Information Technology Security Training Requirements is a comprehensive document that can be used for generally any organization's security awareness programs.

ENISA Information Security Awareness Materials
https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/multimedia/material

ENISA has published a User's Guide, How to Raise Information Security Awareness, and offers training videos, posters, screen savers, and illustrations (cartoons) in several EU languages (French, English, German, Spanish).

CERT Moldova
http://cert.gov.md/ (in Romanian)

CERT Moldova provides security awareness and best practices tips for a wide range of audiences.

CERT Sri Lanka
http://www.cert.ik

CERT Sri Lanka offers a knowledge base with information security policy domains, FAQs, general online safety tips, social media best practices and security tools.

ICT GOZO Malta Cyber Awareness
http://www.ictgozomalta.eu/cyber-security-awareness.html

This site offers online safety resources for kids, teens, parents, educators, businesses (Work Force Training Videos, Resources for Small Business), and techies in all European Union languages.

Awareness Posters, Infographics, Presentations, Videos

STH. Secure the Human
http://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/posters

Security Intelligence
http://securityintelligence.com/top-10-cyber-security-infographics/

End User Security Awareness Presentation, Cristian Mihai, PWC
http://www.slideshare.net/frostinel/end-user-security-awareness-presentation-presentation

How to Build a Winning Security Awareness Program, CommLab India
http://www.slideshare.net/CommLab/how-to-build-a-winning-security-awareness-program-25843930

Creating a Meaningful Security Awareness Program
http://www.slideshare.net/bwoelk/engage-creating-a-meaningful-security-awareness-program

eMail Security Awareness, Dale Rapp
http://www.slideshare.net/DaleRapp/email-security-awareness

Social Engineering Audit and Security Awareness, CBIZ Inc
http://www.slideshare.net/CBIZinc/social-engineering-audit-security-awareness

CyberSecurity Awareness for Students, Kandarp Shah
http://www.slideshare.net/skandarp/cyber-security-awareness-for-students

Google Security Awareness Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleCyberSecurity

Raising information security awareness, TerraNova Training
http://www.slideshare.net/Terranovatraining/terranovatraining-isa

Security Awareness Videos at antispam.br (in Portuguese)
http://www.antispam.br/videos/

Oman CERT Security Awareness Video Channel (in Arabic)
https://www.youtube.com/profile?user=omancert

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."