Cybersecurity isn’t easy. Therefore we have taken the work out of it and scoured the Internet for cybersecurity resources and on this page provide links to dozens of 100% free resources you can use that all academia with cybersecurity programs refer their students or prospective students. If you have a question or would like to submit resources for consideration please email

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has served a distinguished and diverse membership. Its 6,600+ members represent all 50 United States and 71 other countries.  The membership is comprised of pathologists, attorneys, dentists, toxicologists, anthropologists, document examiners, digital evidence experts, psychiatrists, engineers, physicists, chemists, criminalists, educators, researchers, and others.  To better serve the members and their wide-range of forensic disciplines, the AAFS membership is structured by its eleven sections (disciplines).  Each section provides opportunities for professional development, personal contacts, committee participation, as well as awards and recognition.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. We work to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through our educational programs, scholarships, and research. The Center is the charitable foundation of (ISC)²

Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation.

Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.

Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) connecting Academia, Government & Industry For over twenty years,and has been the sole forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity have gathered to present and discuss new ideas.

CompTIA presents Cyberstates™, the definitive guide to national, state, and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics. Cyberstates aggregates mountains of data and transforms it into easy to understand visuals and actionable insight

Cyberdegrees To help you find your dream job, we have resources on schools offering cyber degrees, plus information on career paths, professional certificates, free online courses in security topics, and more.

Cyber FastTrack where students can Fast-track their cybersecurity career for free with the SANS Institute scholarship competition. Compete in a two-day Capture-the-Flag event for the chance to win a scholarship worth $22,000 from the world’s largest and most trusted cybersecurity college.

CybersecurityEducation is an online directory of cyber security education and careers. We strive to be the finest resource available allowing prospective students to:

  • Search for schools by location, degree and/or subject area
  • Compare and research schools
  • Request free information from schools
  • Explore education options and career paths

Cybersecurity Guide is a website to serve as a resource for cybersecurity-related educational opportunities and includes information about cybersecurity degree and certification programs at all levels.

Cyberheroescomics re-imagine complex, cyber security and tech information into REAL-LIFE, blinded cyber crime stories by creating and globally distributing empowering, engaging and entertaining superhero stories!

CybHER®’s mission is to empower, motivate, educate, and change the perception of girls and women in cybersecurity. In addition they feature free resources that can be used in education from elementary, middle school, high school , and post secondary.

Cyberseek: To help close the cybersecurity skills gap, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market.

Department of Justice Computer Crime page is a clearinghouse of cybercrime information and resources. There are legal and policy issues, the federal code as it relates to this subject, telephone numbers to report the different types of computer crimes, a section for children, and more.

FBI Cybercrime website for this Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) division whose initiatives center on computer intrusions, online sexual predators and child pornography, anti-piracy and intellectual property rights, and organized crime involving Internet fraud.

Information is Beautiful has the World's Biggest Data Breaches from 2004 to Present

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - The "IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime."

KnowBe4 Free IT security tools

NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designated institutionS mission is to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity educational program with community colleges, colleges, and universities that

  • Establishes standards for cybersecurity curriculum and academic excellence,
  • Includes competency development among students and faculty,
  • Values community outreach and leadership in professional development, 
  • Integrates cybersecurity practice within the institution across academic disciplines,
  • Actively engages in solutions to challenges facing cybersecurity education.

National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) is a partnership between  academia, standards bodies, and the US Government to establish best practices for digital forensics education.

National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCYTE) provides cybersecurity curriculum development, program advancement, and community building places us in a pivotal position to coordinate with other cybersecurity organizations to provide innovative and invaluable resources to the cybersecurity education community.

National Cyberwatch Center is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is the premier online resource for cybersecurity training. NICCS connects Government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity training providers throughout the Nation.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

NICE Framework provides a set of building blocks for describing the tasks, knowledge, and skills that are needed to perform cybersecurity work performed by individuals and teams. Through these building blocks, the NICE Framework enables organizations to develop their workforces to perform cybersecurity work, and it helps learners to explore cybersecurity work and to engage in appropriate learning activities to develop their knowledge and skills.

NICCS Cyber Career Pathway Tools tool presents a new and interactive way to explore work roles within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

NSA CSS Cybersecurity

NICE Free and Low Cost Online Cybersecurity Learning Content

SANS Cyber Aces is SANS’ philanthropic initiative to help individuals discover and develop skills and careers in cybersecurity. SANS donates free, online courses that teach the fundamentals of cybersecurity to program participants, organizes state-wide competitions, and helps connect participants to employers.

SANS Security Awareness offering security awareness training classes, training, materials and everything needed to educate Security Awareness specialists and every end user within organizations.

Shodan is the world's first search engine for Internet-connected devices.

StaySafe provides resources for keeping families and children safe while online.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness effort that increases the understanding of cyber threats and empowers the American public to be safer and more secure online.

Teaching Privacy  The growing use of social-networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, along with technical advances in data-retrieval techniques, are providing new opportunities to make use of people’s personal information — and those opportunities are equally available for both ethical and unethical uses. This website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. We also provide educators with lesson plans and materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.

Ted Talks Regarding Cybersecurity - Ted talks are a great resource that can help you understand cybersecurity basics from engaging speakers.

US-CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team US-CERT is charged with providing response support and defense against cyber attacks for the Federal Civil Executive Branch (.gov) and information sharing and collaboration with state and local government, industry and international partners.