DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Regardless of the mission, non-profit organizations have a responsibility to protect their digital assets – including the sensitive information of its employees and stakeholders. Below are some important Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resources to help get you started.
Cyber Workforce Planning
The amount of jobs in the cyber sector is expected to far outpace the number of people qualified to fill them. Employers increasingly need the ability to recruit qualified cyber professionals as well as provide them with clear job descriptions and a career path. The Workforce Framework is a helpful tool for anyone who is interested in cybersecurity. By using the Framework:
- Educators can create programs that are aligned to jobs.
- Students can graduate with knowledge and skills that employers need.
- Employers can recruit from a larger pool of more qualified candidates.
- Employees will have a better defined career path and opportunities.
- Policy makers can set standards to promote workforce professionalization.
DHS Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign
The Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and DHS encourages non-profit, academic, and government agencies to join the Campaign to help spread the online safety message. Visit for more information.
NICCS Training Catalog
The NICCS Education and Training Catalog is a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses. Anyone can use the interactive map and filters to search for courses offered in their local area so they can add to their skill set, increase their level of expertise, earn a certification, or even transition into a new career. Visit to learn more.
Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Community (C3) Voluntary Program
The C³ Voluntary Program helps organizations that want to improve their cyber resilience by connecting them to existing cyber risk management capabilities provided by DHS, other U.S. government organizations, and the private sector. One of the resources available to non-profit organizations is the . The CRR is a no-cost, voluntary, non-technical assessment to evaluate an organization’s operational resilience and cybersecurity practices. Visit to learn more.