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Friday, March 1, 2024

NIST is Providing Online Cybersecurity Training Resources

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 MaterialsDescription
Career Explorations: CybersecurityFree cybersecurity curriculum for 5th – 10th graders. 
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Workshop TrainingCollection of security learnings, principles, and recommendations for modernizing security in your organization.
CLARK Center Plan CFree cybersecurity curriculum that is primarily video-based or provide online assignments that can be easily integrated into a virtual learning environments.
CompTIAFree online training for CompTIA IT Fundamentals and other resources. 
Culture of CybersecurityFree, downloadable kids activities to help your family learn basic cybersecurity concepts and defense strategies.
Cyber Security for Remote Workers Staff Awareness E-learning CourseLow 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 ToolkitFree (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.
CybraryFree information technology and cybersecurity training portal.
EC-CouncilFree resources for the information security community in the form of webinars, blogs, online video training, and much more.
ElasticFree 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.
FortinetFree access to the FortiGate Essentials Training Course and Network Security Expert courses 1 and 2.
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity InformationFree (sign up and use class code 2A4E1) courses for middle and high school students.
Hack.meFree community based project where you can build, host and share vulnerable web application code for educational and research purposes.
Hacker101Free 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 AcademyFree technical training for IBM Security products.
Infosec SkillsFree 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 CourseLow 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 CoursesFree technical webinars and courses to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPEs).
(ISC)2 Utilizing Big DataFree course for (ISC)2 members (low cost for non-members) that provides an overview of Big Data components, architectures and applications.
ITProTVFree 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 ArchitectureCollection of best practices that is presented in a series of videos that provide clear actionable guidance for security-related decisions
Microsoft Technologies TrainingFree security-related courses on Microsoft Technologies.
M.E. KabayFree 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 LabsHeavily discounted online labs tied to industry certifications and higher education courses.
NICCS Education and Training CatalogDatabase of free and for pay, online and in person courses. 
NICERC at HomeFree activities and Capture the Flag challenges that teach foundational cybersecurity skills and introduction to cybersecurity careers.
NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Awareness TrainingFree course (use codeNCSPFREE) that introduces students to the basic concepts associated with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Open P-TECHFree digital learning on the tech skills of tomorrow.
Palo Alto NetworksFree 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 CourseLow cost phishing awareness training.
picoCTFFree computer security game targeted at middle and high school students.
PluralsightFree access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more during the month of April. 
SANSFree 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 OnlineFree online course that teaches the fundamentals of cybersecurity including operating systems, networking, and systems administration.
Web Security AcademyFree online web security training. 
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