Information Security Resources

There are many websites that offer useful, security-related information. The State of Colorado relies on the subject matter expertise of many organizations to guide its information security policy, vision, and technology. The following websites are provided for further reading:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has federal guidelines and the 800 series special publications, providing best-practice cybersecurity direction. Visit NIST here.

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)  

US-CERT is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public private sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation. Visit US-CERT here.

Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public so consumers, small businesses, parents, and educators have the know-how to avoid cyber crime. Visit Stay Safe Online here.

OnGuard Online

OnGuard Online provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect yourself. Visit OnGuard Online here.


SANS offers computer security research, training and information. Recommendations for what became the Critical Security Controls were coordinated through the SANS Institute. Visit SANS here.

Security Guidance for Local Governments
The State CISO, in conjunction with other helpful contributors, has prepared this document to assist local governments.