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Are you an IT or cybersecurity professional? Looking for educational materials for your company’s employees, or technical information about known threats?  

OnGuardOnline.gov makes it easy for you to grab our games and videos, or print off copies of our articles for training sessions. You also can sign up to receive technical cyber security bulletins from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), find data security guidance for businesses, or investigate career development opportunities supported by the Department of Homeland Security.

Cyber Security Alerts and Bulletins

Technical Cyber Security Alerts

Timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits from US-CERT

Cyber Security Bulletins

These weekly bulletins provide summaries of new vulnerabilities – along with patch information when available – from US-CERT.

Vulnerability Notes Database

This robust database provides a searchable list of vulnerabilities, as well as impact, solutions and workarounds, and lists of affected vendors. The database Includes smaller impact vulnerabilities, which are not always included in security alerts and bulletins.

US-CERT Current Activity

Regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents being reported to US-CERT

ICS-CERT Monthly Monitor

The Monthly Monitor is the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) monthly newsletter. It highlights recent activities and information affecting industrial control systems (ICS) and provides a look ahead at upcoming ICS-related events.

Teaching Cybersecurity to Non-Technical Users

Computer Security

Tips to help you secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves


Tips for avoiding, detecting, and getting rid of viruses and spyware


What to do about messages that ask for your personal information

P2P File-Sharing Risks

Computer security risks to consider before sharing files through a P2P network

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Tips for protecting your personal information when using public Wi-Fi hotspots

Avoiding Online Scams

Ten steps you can take to avoid scams

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers (Game)

Hackers hunting for vulnerable wireless networks are closing in. Stop the hack attack with correct answers to these wireless security questions

Data Security Guidance for Businesses

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

A sound data security plan is built on five key principles: take stock, scale down, lock the information you need, properly dispose of the information you don’t need, and create a plan to respond to security incidents. Learn more about how you can implement these principles in your business with the FTC’s interactive tutorial.

Privacy and Security

For many companies, collecting sensitive consumer and employee information is an essential part of doing business. If you collect this type of information, you should take steps to properly secure or dispose of that data. Includes advice about P2P file-sharing, securing digital copiers and developing an information security plan.

Careers in Cybersecurity

Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

This web page highlights the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to enhance formal cybersecurity training and ensure a highly qualified cyber workforce. Learn about these development programs and career opportunities for cyber professionals.

Scholarship for Service

Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the federal government workforce that protects the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning.