Organizations like ESET North America receive over 100,000 threat samples every day. How is one supposed to stay ahead of the game and protect themselves and their organizations? The resources listed below are just a few things that you can learn about and become more protected both at work and home.


These documents are for informational purposes. This section is designed to provide information, tips and general awareness and education for you, as a business, individual and family on how to improve your cyber security.


THE NEW 2015 SOeC Bring IT Home: Critical Infrastructure booklet that helps Business to better Prepare, Prevent and Respond to cyber threats.

Cyber security Tips for Business: SOeC basic tip sheet for business owners and staff.

Into the Breach: SOeC Law Enforcement Workgroup’s steps on what to do if you are a business and believe you have been breached.

Individuals & Family

Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network: Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure from National Security Agency

Cyber security Tip for Family: SOeC basic tip sheet for families

Net Cetera: FTC booklet about Chatting with Kids About Being Online

A Parent’s Guide to Facebook: iKeepSafe document is a guide for parents to better understand Facebook. Good for everyone

Cyber Defenders Top Tips: Five of the most important things for teens and preteens to remember when they are using the Internet

SOeC Internet Use Contract: A contract for teens and parents that outlines agreed and approved Internet use

Templates & Checklists

Cyber security is hard. We want to make things as easy as possible for small and medium sized business to help do their part in promoting cyber security in the office, for their staff and for their customers. We have built templates and tools to help guide you through just some of the basics that are needed to help keep your business safer. Many of Securing Our eCity sponsors and partners offer solutions that can assist further. Visit our Donor and Sponsor page to learn more.


Sample Policy Templates: from SANS, the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center

Conduct a cyber security risk assessment– this link will take you to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Teams’ site for Control Systems Security Program (CSSP)

Games & Activities

Learning about Cyber security and some of the best practices to stay safer online can be fun for the whole family or even your colleagues at work! The Securing Our eCity Foundation has developed specialized games and activities to accompany our Cyber security Foundational Workshops. For a sample, you can download our Cyber Word Search.

Become a cyber investigator while you play our Agent Surefire! You will search around a virtual office to see what trails staff have left for cyber criminals as you help protect “The Office!”

Have fun and learn about staying safer online! To engage with us for our game of CyberFeud, send a request to info@securingourecity.org.

Cyber Word Search: For all ages, find the cyber security words embedded in the puzzle

Agent Surefire: Breach Buster is an engaging cyber security adventure game for ages 13 and up. It is set in an office where a security breach has occurred and Agent Surefire has been engaged by the management to uncover the perpetrator. Along the way, in communicating with “The Central,” the agent finds out that the perpetrator just left the office and may be working with a notorious hacker on the outside named Cyrus.

Let’s Get Technical

Understanding the basic elements of computers and the Internet make it easier to see the big picture and why individuals and business must consider all factors and elements that must protected to become cyber secure.

The following video lessons are complements of students from SOeC’s 2015 Cyber Boot Camp.

Topics include: (Click on the links below to watch the video lessons)
• Simple Internet Navigation
• Routing
• Subnets
• Command Line
• Metasploit and NVD
• OSI Layers


The Cost of Cybercrime, Part 1: Dr. Larry Ponemon, 2012

The Cost of Cybercrime, Part 2: Dr. Larry Ponemon, 2012

Global Security Panel: Andrew Lee, Honorable Mitchell Dembin, Glenn Kowack, 2012

Related Links & Organizations

www.ic3.gov – Report a Cybercrime. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

www.catchteam.org – C.A.T.C.H.TEAM (Computer and Technology Crime High Tech Response Team), San Diego law enforcement team focused on stopping Cybercrime.

www.cyberbully411.org – Provides resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment.

www.Ikeepsafe.org – Provides cyber safety programs and information for schools and parents.

www.iSafe.org – Provides internet safety curriculum for schools.

www.OnGuardOnline.gov – Provides practical tips from federal government and technology community.

www.smartcyberchoices.org – SafetyNet, a San Diego Police Foundation program provides course curriculum for K-12 educators.

www.StaySafeOnline.org – Provides knowledge and tools to prevent Cybercrimes and attacks.