With our ever increasing inter-connected world of mobile devices, computers and internet connected devices, cyber crime is the most likely disaster for individuals and businesses to experience. So be informed and do the protective actions. Safeguard your identity, your money, and your information.

This page has info for parents and businesses. 


Protective Action: Stop, Think, Connect

For Parents

  • Talk with your children to Be Informed about the digital landscape your children interact with.
  • Teach cyber safety principles.

For Individuals

  • Use the videos and these 20 safety tips to learn and teach others basic cyber safety.
  • Use long and strong passwords on all accounts.
  • Keep your security software updated.
  • Learn the signs of what you should not click on.
  • Only connect to secure trusted WIFI networks.

For Business

Why Cybersecurity Matters:

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with hackers becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tactics. The consequences of a breach can be devastating, affecting not only your data but also your finances, reputation, and customer trust.

What You Can Do:

  1. Stay Informed: Awareness is your best defense. Keep up with the latest cyber threats and trends.

  2. Employee Training: Educate your team on recognizing phishing attempts, using strong passwords, and safeguarding sensitive information.

  3. Security Measures: Implement multi-layered cybersecurity measures, from firewalls to encryption, and keep your systems up to date.

  4. Access Control: Control access to your systems and data with multi-factor authentication and strict access policies.

  5. Incident Response: Develop an incident response plan to act swiftly in case of a breach.

  6. Backup & Recovery: Regularly backup critical data and test your recovery procedures.

  7. Engage Experts: Consider cybersecurity professionals to assess vulnerabilities and provide tailored solutions.

Managing a Cybersecurity Problem

70% of small businesses are targets, and 60% of small businesses fail after a cyber attack. The number one solution is cybersecurity training.

General Public Cyber Trainings 

What to do first

How to report a problem and get help

What do you do if your business has been hacked?
Over 4,000 U.S. businesses are hacked daily so learn right now what to do when your business has a cyber incident.
Do you know what to do when your business has been hacked?
#1 BACK UP. BACK UP. BACK UP. Back up your critical data before an incident and do it regularly.
#2 Unplug from the Internet. Isolate all affected IT systems.
#3 Do NOT turn off or reboot affected equipment.
#4 Seek assistance from your third party vendor or other source.
#5 Document everything for future investigation and possible prosecution
#6 Find your back-up data. Make sure it's secure in case you need to rebuild your system. Determine next steps with your computer services vendor(s).
#7 Notify Utah SIAC or email, or call 801-256-2360
#8 Notify the NCCIC (National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center) or call 888-282-
If the problem involves industrial control systems or SCADA contact ICS-CERT or call 877-776-7585.

Report a Cyber Incident

CISA provides secure means for constituents and partners to report incidents, phishing attempts, malware, and vulnerabilities.

Report a Cybersecurity Incident: Report anomalous cyber activity and/or cyber incidents 24/7 to or (888) 282-0870.

Report incidents as defined by NIST Special Publication 800-61 Rev 2, to include

  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to a system or its data,
  • Unwanted disruption or denial of service, or
  • Abuse or misuse of a system or data in violation of policy.

Federal incident notification guidelines, including definitions and reporting timeframes can be found here.

Organizations can also report anomalous cyber activity and/or cyber incidents 24/7 to:

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.

Learn how to eliminate the vast majority of your organization's cyber vulnerability here

Subscribe to Bulletins & Alerts

Information Sharing and Analysis Centers Find your industry’s ISAC here

National Cyber Awareness System Mailing Lists and Feeds

Free Resources and Assessments

Cyber Resilience Review (CRR)

Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET)

On-Site Cybersecurity Assessments: Email Matt Beaudry to schedule this free, extensive assessment from experts at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

Cybersecurity Resources for Small and Midsize Businesses

Secure Our World

CISA's educational campaign teaching simple ways to protect yourself, your family and your business from online threats.

Secure Our World
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CyberSecure My Business

The National Cybersecurity Alliance’s CyberSecure My Business™ is a national program helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) learn to be safer and more secure online.

CyberSecure My Business


Empowering educators to teach cyber.

Offers K-12 teachers with cybersecurity curricula and education tools.

Develops and distributes free cybersecurity, STEM, and computer science curricula to K-12 educators across the country.

See upcoming training events through CYBER.ORG.

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Online Safety Volunteer Toolkit

Volunteer to teach your community about staying safe online by using the tipsheet, video series step by step guide, and the power point templates provided in this shared Google Drive folder.

Online Safety Volunteer Toolkit

Digital Response-Ability Program

The Digital Response-Ability Program empowers parents to manage the digital landscape for their family, and is provided in partnership with the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. See more ICAC resources for parents.

Cyber Readiness Institute

The Cyber Readiness Program guides small and medium-sized enterprises to become cyber ready. Completing this free Program will make your organization safer, more secure, and stronger against cyber threats.

Cyber Readiness Institute


NINJIO is a cyber security awareness training solution that uses engaging, 3-4- minute Hollywood style micro-learning videos to empower individuals, their families, and organizations to become defenders against cyber threats. Check out their website for more training solutions:

NINJIO YouTube Channel
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Cyber Essentials Toolkit

Cyber Essentials Toolkit is for business, and is provided by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). 

Cyber Essentials

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a voluntary framework that consists of standards, guidelines and best practices to manage cybersecurity risk. There is also an online learning form for new and advanced framework users. 

Cybersecurity Framework
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Stop Ransomware is the U.S. Government's official one-stop location for resources to tackle ransomware more effectively.

Stop Ransomware