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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.

Cisco
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 more than 30 years. 

GoogleThe Official Google Blog's security posts provide insights from Google employees into online safety with their products, technology and Google culture. The blog also offers 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.
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.
McAfee Mobile Security has a free mobile security app and has resources to protect your mobile devices.

MicrosoftThe Safety and Security Center offers tools and how tos in order to keep your family, yourself and your computer protected.
Safer Online helps you create safer web experiences for yourself and others by offering the latest online safety tips and resources.
The Cyber Trust Blog offers guidance on how to better protect your devices from threats such as malware, viruses and spyware. It gives information about identity theft, spam and phishing attacks and alerts readers when Microsoft issues security updates. 
The 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.
The Worldwide Computer Security Information page lets you choose your country of residence and then presents online safety tips in your language.

PayPalThe PayPal Security Center teaches you how to remain safe while using PayPal's services.

SAICSAIC solves its customers' mission-critical problems with innovative applications of technology and expertise. SAIC works extensively with the United States Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and intelligence community, including the National Security Agency, as well as other U.S. government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

Symantec The Family Resource Center provides Internet safety tips, a family online safety guide and information on cyberbullying and cybercrime.
The Symantec Cyber Education page rovides invaluable information about a range of cybersecurity topics.
Norton Family parental control software is a subscription program that plugs you into your child’s online life. This program gives you information such as what sites your kids visit, 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. 

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:

AllClear ID
Data Breach Incident Response Workbook
AllClear ID is a technology leader in the consumer and corporate identity protection market. The data beach 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.

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.

BSA | The Software Alliance
BSA | The Software Alliance is a leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace.

Center for Democracy and Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) 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.

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

Control With Cable
Control With Cable is an initiative of the cable industry to educate parents about online safety and appropriate use of the Internet by their children. Control With Cable's “Control, Education, Choice” guidebook teaches parents how to keep their family safe on the Web. 

CoSN
CoSN empowers educational leaders to leverage technology to create engaging learning environments and provides the tools essential for their success. 

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

Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 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 nonprofit organization that works to make the Internet safer for children and families. Enough is Enough focuses specifically on online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, and sexual predation.

Entertainment Software Rating Board
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a nonprofit, 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 eCity 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 and 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, handouts, slideshows and videos.

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. 

ICSA Labs (division of Verizon Business)
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, has been providing credible, independent, third-party product assurance for end users and enterprises since 1989. 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
The Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC) is a nonprofit coalition of 38 financial services who 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 accounts at ITAC member companies. 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
The 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 and public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.

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 Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
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. 

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. The foundation works to promote the Internet as a valuable communications medium while also educating the public about its challenges.

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

i-SAFE
i-SAFE is an Internet safety education nonprofit foundation. Its 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 and many other applications. JustAskGemalto.com is devoted to answering questions about digital services and security technologies and provides 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 & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)
Resources and Publications
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 cybersecurity 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.

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
NASCIO’s mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management and technology policy. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from state governments across the United States. Individuals may sign up for NASCIO's email newsbriefs on enterprise architecture and cybersecurity, and NASCIO also conducts various research and issue brief efforts.

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. It is one of the nation's leading victim advocacy organizations. The National Center's website provides a broad range of information on a variety of victim topics. 

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
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 Information Security Center (Japan)
The Japanese government has an international cybersecurity campaign to coincide with its Information Security Awareness Month in February. Through the campaign, Japan encourages international collaboration and domestic awareness of information security issues.  

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 the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 both open source and propietary software. NSA strives to provide its customers and the software development community the best possible security options for the most widely used products.

NetFamilyNews.org
Net Family News is a blog written by Anne Collier that provides advice for parents about how to keep their kids safe online.

NetSmartz
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement officials. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Cyber Security
The Enterprise Information Security Office is dedicated to the protection of the state's cybersecurity infrastructure through identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities, deterring and responding to cyber events and promoting cybersecurity awareness within the state.

Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow is an education-based nonprofit organization whose lessons 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.

Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode)
SAFECode is a nonprofit 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. Using traditional learning tools, such as children's picture books, Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on preparing children to be more cautious 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
Shidonni is a websitethat 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 2009, Shidonni won the Gold Award from the Parents' Choice Foundation. 

Spyware Warrior
Spyware Warrior's website 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
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.

TechSoup Global's 12 Tips to Being Safer Online
Nonprofits, charities and NGOs rely on the goodwill of their donors, constituents and community for support, so it's very important that they protect their data and infrastructures. This guide is intended to help you keep your organization safe.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
No country, industry, community or individual is immune to cyber risks. Partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, TEEX is committed to ensuring cyber space is supported by secure and resilient infrastructure, allowing open communications, information and prosperity while protecting privacy and confidentiality.

Twitter Safety & Security
Stay safe and in control of your Twitter experience by visiting the Safety & Security page; find information on Twitter's safety philosophy, understand your settings and how to control your experience on Twitter, handle issues online and access other useful resources. 

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) 
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 cybersecurity 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 percent 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.

StopCyberbullying.org
Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Its specially-trained young volunteers design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying. StopCyberbullying's founder, Parry Aftab, calls them her "cyberarmy" empowered to tackle this important issue. These teens and tweens staff their own text messaging support line for other young people, build apps to promote kindness, and provide student peer support in their schools.