For businesses and individuals alike, understanding how to protect your information and avoid online scams is vital.


According to CISA, 7 million data records are compromised daily and in 2019 more than $3.5 billion was lost globally to cybercrime. As we know, businesses are often the target of large cyberattacks because cybercriminals often impersonate big name brands with the intention to trick employees into releasing information or allowing access to important files by clicking the wrong link.


With over 5.2 billion internet users (or more than 65 percent of the world’s population), cybersecurity is extremely important. Cybercrime and data breaches do happen. But being educated and knowing how we can each do our part will help protect businesses and individuals.


The goal of the WSWA Cyber Security Resource Center is to provide all of our members with resources, articles, and other practical information on cybersecurity, threats and privacy. 


The information on this website is not legal advice. The information contained herein is general and educational in nature. You should consult a qualified attorney if you have a particular question or need. For more information, please visit our Terms of Service.


For questions or site recommendations, please email WSWA Cybersecurity Task Force Liaison Ali Gormley:


CISA Launches New Catalog of Free Public and Private Sector Cybersecurity Services
CISA published the new “Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools” webpage intended to be a one-stop resource where organizations of all sizes can find free public and private sector resources to reduce their cybersecurity risk. The catalog is a starting point - going forward, CISA will incorporate other free services into the catalog.


Cyber Essentials Tool Kit
A guide for leaders to take actionable steps to implement organizational cybersecurity practices.


Framework For Reducing Cyber Risks to Critical Infrastructure
Created through collaboration between industry and government, the voluntary Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.


National Cyber Alert System: Alerts, Analysis Reports, Current Activity, or Bulletins
Five products in the National Cyber Awareness System offer a variety of information for users with varied technical expertise. Those with more technical interest can read the Alerts, Analysis Reports, Current Activity, or Bulletins.



Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruptions
CISA and the FBI urge critical infrastructure (CI) asset owners and operators to adopt a heightened state of awareness and implement the recommendations of the agencies to help improve their entity's functional resilience by reducing their vulnerability to ransomware and the risk of severe business degradation if impacted by ransomware.


Cyber Incident Reporting to Federal Government
Cyber incidents can jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of digital information or information systems. Because Cyber incidents resulting in significant damage are of particular concern to the Federal Government, victims are encouraged to report all cyber incidents.


Reporting Incidents, Phishing, Malware, and Vulnerabilities
CISA provides secure means for constituents and partners to submit reports in regards to phishing attempts, malware, and vulnerabilities.


Presentation to WSWA Operations and IT Council
PowerPoint presentation of the September 30, 2021 WSWA Operations and IT Council meeting on Cybersecurity as presented by CISA.


New Insight to Help Critical Infrastructure Owners Prepare for and Mitigate Foreign Influence Operations
Provides critical infrastructure owners and operators with guidance on how to identify and mitigate the risks of influence operations that use mis-, dis-, and malinformation (MDM) narratives.  



CISA Regional Offices Provide Security Professionals For Cybersecurity Preparation, Response and Recovery

Kevin Dillon
Associate Director, Strategic Relations
Stakeholder Engagement Division
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency



Tools & Additional Resources
CISA Services Catalog
National Cyber Awareness System
Bulletins & Feeds