Under the NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION (NICE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided information and links to free and low-cost security training content.
Find the related materials published by NIST in the table below.
|Name and Hyperlink to Materials
|Career Explorations: Cybersecurity
|Free cybersecurity curriculum for 5th – 10th graders.
|Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Workshop Training
|Collection of security learnings, principles, and recommendations for modernizing security in your organization.
|CLARK Center Plan C
|Free cybersecurity curriculum that is primarily video-based or provide online assignments that can be easily integrated into a virtual learning environments.
|Free online training for CompTIA IT Fundamentals and other resources.
|Culture of Cybersecurity
|Free, downloadable kids activities to help your family learn basic cybersecurity concepts and defense strategies.
|Cyber Security for Remote Workers Staff Awareness E-learning Course
|Low cost non-technical course help employees remain safe, and understand what to do if and when they experience a cyber attack or phishing scam.
|CybSafe Remote Working Toolkit
|Free (3 months) access to cyber security modules (including social engineering, public Wi-Fi, and device security) plus Assist (security FAQs, advice, and guidance) and Protect (interactive security behaviours and habits checklist) tools.
|Free information technology and cybersecurity training portal.
|Free resources for the information security community in the form of webinars, blogs, online video training, and much more.
|Free on-demand Elastic Stack, observability, and security courses.
|Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)
|Free online cybersecurity training for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, federal contractors, and US military veterans.
|Free access to the FortiGate Essentials Training Course and Network Security Expert courses 1 and 2.
|Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Information
|Free (sign up and use class code 2A4E1) courses for middle and high school students.
|Free community based project where you can build, host and share vulnerable web application code for educational and research purposes.
|Free class for web security.
|Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI)
|Heavily discounted (use code HISPI-COVID-19) online, on-demand Cyber Security Management Course.
|Hopper’s Roppers Security Training
|Community built around a series of free courses that provide training to beginners in the security field.
|IBM (hosted by Coursera)
|Free (7-day trial) suite of courses on IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization.
|IBM Security Learning Academy
|Free technical training for IBM Security products.
|Free access (7-day trial; low cost after trial) to 500+ courses, 70+ learning paths, and 100+ browser-based labs for IT, security, and engineering professionals.
|Information Security and Cyber Security Staff Awareness E-Learning Course
|Low cost course aimed employees who are involved in processing information, use information technology in their daily job, or use the Internet as a means of conducting business.
|(ISC)2 Webinars and Courses
|Free technical webinars and courses to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPEs).
|(ISC)2 Utilizing Big Data
|Free course for (ISC)2 members (low cost for non-members) that provides an overview of Big Data components, architectures and applications.
|Free membership (65+ hours of IT training content) and low cost memberships (4000+ hours of content, practice exams, and virtual labs). Free access to select CompTIA online courses for educational institutions during the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters – learn more.
|Microsoft Cyber Security Architecture
|Collection of best practices that is presented in a series of videos that provide clear actionable guidance for security-related decisions
|Microsoft Technologies Training
|Free security-related courses on Microsoft Technologies.
|Free industry courses and course materials for students, teachers and others are welcome to use for free courses and lectures.
|Mossé Cyber Security Institute
|Sixty-five free exercises including Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Security Tools, Cyber Defence, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC), and theory, concepts, and fundamentals of cyber security.
|National CyberWatch Center Cloud-Based Labs
|Heavily discounted online labs tied to industry certifications and higher education courses.
|NICCS Education and Training Catalog
|Database of free and for pay, online and in person courses.
|NICERC at Home
|Free activities and Capture the Flag challenges that teach foundational cybersecurity skills and introduction to cybersecurity careers.
|NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Awareness Training
|Free course (use codeNCSPFREE) that introduces students to the basic concepts associated with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
|Free digital learning on the tech skills of tomorrow.
|Palo Alto Networks
|Free activities, lessons and virtual environments that increase a students knowledge of cybersecurity through narrated content, interactions, demonstrations, and knowledge checks.
|Phishing Staff Awareness E-Learning Course
|Low cost phishing awareness training.
|Free computer security game targeted at middle and high school students.
|Free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more during the month of April.
|Free cybersecurity community resources and programs including white papers, webcasts, newsletters, tools/workstations, scholarship/community programs, templates, blogs, cyber ranges, and security posters.
|SANS Cyber Aces Online
|Free online course that teaches the fundamentals of cybersecurity including operating systems, networking, and systems administration.
|Web Security Academy
|Free online web security training.