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ADPADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.), with nearly $9 billion in revenues and about 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging 60 years of experience, ADP offers the widest range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. 

AT&TAT&T Aspire is a campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition

CiscoTween Cyber Safety page gives kids tips on a variety of Internet safety topics, such as cyberbullying, remembering passwords, and determining which sites are safe.
Teen Cyber Safety page gives teenagers tips on a variety of Internet safety topics, such as sexting, privacy settings, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking.
The Realm – Cartoon Series depicts superheroes that battle cybercrime, malware and other online dangers.
Cyberspace Action for Education Campaign provides resources about online safety for families and educators.

EMC2EMC2 Corporation provides technologies and tools to help other organizations protect valuable information. With information infrastructure services, software, and other services, EMC has been a leader in security for 30 years. 

GoogleThe Official Google Blog provides insights from Google employees into their products, technology, and Google culture. They also offer helpful suggestions on how to make the most of your online experiences. 

IntelIntel in Education - For K-12 Educators has free education resources.
The SheWill program empowers girls and women around the world by fostering equal economic and educational opportunitie

McAfee10-Step Internet Safety Plan for Your Family gives parents tips and tools on keeping their kids, tweens, and teens safe and secure online.
A Parent's Guide to Social Networking provides parents with five lessons on how to be sure their kids are safe when they socialize online.
Do's and Don'ts of Online Shopping offers consumers a solid list of what (and what not) to do when making a purchase online.  
The Security Advice Center offers invaluable information on a variety of online safety topics, including antivirus and antispyware softare, childrens' safety, online shopping, identity theft, phishing data loss, and more. 

MicrosoftComputer and Internet Security offers tools and how tos in order to keep your family, yourself, and your computer protected.
“Security Tips and Talk" Consumer Blog offers guidance on how to better protect your computer, laptop, PDA, smartphones, or other mobile device from spyware, pop-ups, or viruses.  They discuss identity theft, spam, and phishing attacks, will alert you when Microsoft has issued security updates. 
Security Intelligence Report provides an in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software.
Worldwide Computer Security Information page lets you choose your country of residence and then presents online safety tips in your language.

PayPalWhat You Need to Know to Stay Protected and Secure teaches you how to remain safe while using PayPal's services.

SAICSAIC solves their customers' mission-critical problems with innovative applications of technology and expertise. They work extensively with the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Intelligence Community, including the National Security Agency, as well as other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

Symantec Family Resources page provides Internet safety tips, a family online safety guide, and information on cyberbullying and cybercrime.
Family Safety Blog: Ask Marian provides invaluable information about a range of cybersecurity topics.
OnlineFamily.Norton is a subscription program that plugs you into your child’s online life. This program gives you information such as what sites your child visits, how long they are online, who they’re talking to, and what information they’re sharing with others.

Trend MicroTrend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. 

VerizonVerizon Foundation's Thinkfinity Online Safety Resources focuses our philanthropic efforts on education, literacy, safety, and health. The Thinkfinity initiative offers a list of resources to help children and teens protect themselves and their identities online. The Verizon Internet Safety and Security YouTube channel is also a great resource.

VISALearn the Facts helps consumers learn about various threats, how to spot them and what you can do to keep your information secure – online and off.


Here are helpful links from our friends:

3Delta Systems
3Delta Systems, a leader in online credit card processing solutions and a pioneer in safeguarding confidential payment data through tokenization, observed the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month by issuing "Top 10 Business Best Practices for Fighting Credit Card Theft and Fraud." 3DSI's free tips consist of real-world advice, tools and techniques for companies to use in detecting credit card fraud and preventing thieves from stealing sensitive customer payment data from their computer systems.

Anti-Phishing Phil 
Developed by Carnegie Mellon University CyLab and Wombat Security Technologies, Anti-Phishing Phil is an interactive game that teaches users how to identify phishing URLs, where to look for cues in web browsers, and how to use search engines to find legitimate sites.

Anti-Phishing Working Group
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

Business Software Alliance
Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a nonprofit trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry and its hardware partners. It is dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world.

Center for Democracy and Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies.

Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use provides research and outreach services to address issues of the safe and responsible use of the Internet. We provide guidance to parents, educators, librarians, policy-makers, and others regarding effective strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-control to use the Internet and other information technologies in a safe and responsible manner.

Cloudmark
Cloudmark provides carrier-grade messaging security and infrastructure solutions for the world's most demanding fixed, mobile and social networks.

Consortium for School Networking
The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) is an association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders. 

CyberSmart! Curriculum 
CyberSmart! fosters 21st century skills to prepare students and educators for achievement in today's digital society.

Debix
Data Breach Incident Response Workbook
Debix is a technology leader in the consumer and corporate identity protection market. Their Data Breach Incident Response Workbook is designed to address data security and provide an outline and recommendations for planning a well-orchestrated response to a data compromise.

Department of Homeland Security
National Cyber Security Division
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. DHS sponsors National Cyber Security Awareness Month and "Our Shared Responsibility."

EDUCAUSE
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level.

Enough is Enough
Enough is Enough is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to make the Internet safer for children and families. EIE focuses specifically on online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, and sexual predation.

Entertainment Software Rating Board
The Entertainment Software Rating Board is a non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns age and content ratings for video games and mobile apps so parents can make informed choices. As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices under its Privacy Online program. ESRB has great resources for parents including a family discussion guide, tips on setting parental controls and general online safety resources.  

ESET
Securing Our eCity Resources
Securing Our eCity is an initiative of ESET, an IT security company that produces anti-virus, anti-spyware, and other anti-malware software. Securing our e-City is coalition of stakeholders including consumer advocates, business owners, and governmental agencies to educate and protect the public against cybercrime. ESET hopes to accomplish this goal through educational programs, the deployment of modern security technologies and solutions, and coordination of the legislative and law enforcement agencies.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Privacy and Online Security
This site features advice on children's safety and wireless protection, as well as links to other online safety resources.
Consumer Help Center
The Consumer Help Center helps you get the best value from your telephone, TV, and internet service, file a complaint, or learn about our consumer protection regulations.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Net Cetera (Online Safety Guide for Parents)
Net Cetera is an FTC-developed guide that advises parents on how to discuss online safety with children of all ages. Topics include online socialization and communication, mobile phones, protecting your computer from malware, and setting up parental controls.
OnGuard Online (Safety Tips from the Government)
OnGuardOnline is the FTC’s main consumer facing website to educate everyone on staying safe and secure online.
YouAreHere (Resources for Kids, Parents, and Teachers)
YouAreHere is a site owned and operated by the Federal Trade Commission. Set in a virtual mall, it provides a series of interactive games concerning advertising targeted at kids and how they can determine which ads are misleading.

Generation YES
Generation YES programs teach and empower students to solve technology problems in their schools and communities. Their K-12 education resources include white papers, how-to guides, research summaries, presentation, handouts, slideshows, and videos.

GetGameSmart 
Get Game Smart is an initiative of Microsoft that seeks to provide parents and their children with the tools to play online games in a safe, healthy, and balanced way.

GetNetWise
This site is a useful source for families to learn how to protect themselves from online danger and create the safest online experience possible.  The glossary and kid sites are a great resource for parents teaching their children about the Internet. 

IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center)
IC3 is is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.

ICSA Labs (division of Verizon Business)
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, has been providing credible, independent, 3rd party product assurance for end users and enterprises for the last 20 years. ICSA Labs has provided vendor-neutral testing and certification for hundreds of security products and solutions for many of the world's top security product developers and service providers. Enterprises worldwide rely on ICSA Labs to set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and performance.

Identity Theft Assistance Center
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, is a nonprofit coalition of 38 financial services who display the ITAC logo to demonstrate their commitment to protecting customers from identity theft.  ITAC’s victim assistance service – which has helped more than 60,000 consumers recover from identity theft – is available at no cost to the millions of consumers who have an account at an ITAC member company. A leading provider of identity protection services through its ITAC Sentinel® brand, ITAC protects all consumers through partnerships with law enforcement, education and identity management services.

Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.

iKeepSafe Internet Safety Coalition
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.

International Cyber Security Campaign - Japan
The Japanese government has an "International Cyber Security Campaign" each October to coincide with "Information Security Awareness Month" in February. Through the campaign, Japan encourages international collaboration and domestic awareness of information security issues. 

International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership organization, ISTE works to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.

Internet Education Foundation
The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by public interest groups, corporations, and associations representative of the diversity of the Internet community. They work to promote the Internet as a valuable communications medium, while also educating the public about its challenges.

i-SAFE
iSafe is a non-profit foundation that works in Internet safety education. The goal is to educate students on how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior.

ISC2 (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium)
(ISC)² is the global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. We provide vendor-neutral education products, career services, and Gold Standard credentials to professionals in more than 135 countries. We take pride in our reputation built on trust, integrity, and professionalism.

JustAskGemalto.com
JustAskGemalto.com is run by Gemalto, a company that provides products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity and access management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, many other applications. JustAskGemalto.com is devoted to answering questions about digital services and security technologies. They provide the latest technology news, how-to videos, and links to related sites.

Lookout Mobile Security
Lookout is a smartphone security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone. 

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Cyber Security Awareness resources
The MS-ISAC is a collaborative organization with participation from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, local governments and U.S. Territories. The mission of the MS-ISAC, consistent with the objectives of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, is to provide a common mechanism for raising the level of cyber security readiness and response in each state and with local governments. The MS-ISAC provides a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure from the states and providing two-way sharing of information between and among the states and with local government.

MySecureCyberspace
MySecureCyberspace is a free educational resource created by Carnegie Mellon University to empower digital citizens to secure their part of cyberspace.

NASCIO
NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from state governments across the United States. NASCIO provides two topical Newsbriefs which you may sign up for to be delivered via email to you each week on Enterprise Architecture and Cyber Security. NASCIO also conducts various research and issue briefs.

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is one of the nation’s leading victim advocacy organizations. The National Center can provide direct assistance to victims and link victims to help through its National Crime Victim helpline 1-800-FYI-CALL. Their website provides a broad range of information on a variety of victim topics. 

National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory. Over the years, the scientists and technical staff at NIST have made solid contributions in areas such as image processing, DNA diagnostic "chips," smoke detectors, and automated error-correcting software for machine tools.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

An initiative of NIST, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) extends its scope beyond the federal workplace to include civilians and students in kindergarten through post-graduate school. The goal of NICE is to establish an operational, sustainable and continually improving cybersecurity education program for the nation to use sound cyber practices that will enhance the nation’s security.

National Security Agency (NSA) Security Configuration Guides
NSA develops and distributes configuration guidance for a wide variety of software, both open source and proprietary. NSA strives to provide its customers and the software development community the best possible security options for the most widely used products.

Net Family News
Net Family News is a blog written by Anne Collier. She posts information for parents about how to keep their kids safe online.

NetSmartz
NetSmartz is a safety resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses activities to teach Internet safety.

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Cyber Security
The Office of Cyber Security, led by Thomas D. Smith, is dedicated to the protection of the State’s cyber security infrastructure through the identification and mitigation of vulnerabilities, deterring and responding to cyber events and promoting cyber security awareness within the State. The Office is also responsible for Statewide policies, standards, programs, and services relating to cyber security and geographic information systems (GIS), including the Statewide coordination of GIS.

PointSmartClickSafe
PointSmartClickSafe.org, part of Cable Puts You in Control, is an initiative of the cable industry to educate parents about online safety and appropriate use of the Internet by their children. Their “Control, Education, Choice” guidebook teaches parents how to keep their family safe on the Web.

Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow is an education-based non-profit organization. Their lesson plans encourage students to reflect on their use of technology both in and out of school, and how they learn math, science, and 21st century skills.

SAFECode
The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services.

Savvy Cyber Kids
The mission of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to teach kids safety before they go online. Utilizing traditional learning tools, such as children's picture books, Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on preparing children to be more cautious when going online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on engraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children. Targeting children at the preschool level will enable appropriate decision making to be second nature as the child matures surrounded by a world filled with interactive technology.

Shidonni Ltd.
Shidonni is a Web site that provides a safe environment for kids to express themselves creatively. Kids can build their own imaginary worlds and animals, play games, and interact with friends. In September of 2009, Shidonni won the Gold Award from the Parents Choice Foundation. 

Spyware Warrior
Spyware Warrior is a Web site that lists the major anti-spyware software available today. Using this list can help you determine which anti-spyware will work best for you.

State Educational Technology Directors Association
Founded in the fall of 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is an association representing the state directors for educational technology. SETDA's goal is to improve student achievement through technology.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
No country, industry, community or individual is immune to cyber risks. Partnering with DHS/FEMA, we are committed to ensuring cyber space is supported by secure and resilient infrastructure. Ensuring open communications, information and prosperity while protecting privacy and confidentiality.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
US-CERT  is the result of a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors.  US-CERT  provides a way for citizens, businesses, and other institutions to communicate and coordinate directly with the United States government about cyber security.  This site is a useful source of high level cyber security information.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Sharing, and Cyber Security Issues
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering education excellence and ensuring equal access.

Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases.Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs and is guaranteed to be easy to use and flexible with your classroom schedule.

WiredSafety.org
WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. They help victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. They also help parents with issues, such as social networking (MySpace, Facebook, etc.) and cyberbullying.

Yahoo!: Teaching Children About Online Risks
Yahoo! is a corporation that provides Internet services ranging from a web portal, e-mail service, search engine, news, online mapping, social media sites, and video sharing.