Announcement / April 2024

CISA Releases Cyber Resources for High-Risk Community Organizations

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is a proud member of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) High-Risk Communities Protection (HRCP) cyber defense planning effort, and our team is excited to support the launch of HRCP tools and resources to help community organizations defend themselves against cybersecurity threats. Community-based organizations continue to be targeted by devastating cyber attacks like ransomware and financial fraud, and this centralized hub of resources marks a momentous first step toward coordinating between high-risk communities in need and the organizations working to assist them.

We are especially excited to see the launch of the Cyber Volunteer Resource Center which spotlights programs across the country providing pro bono cybersecurity services to community organizations. These 14 volunteer programs are searchable by CISA regions, and include nine cyber clinics from the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics; the UC Berkeley Citizen Clinic, MIT Cyber Clinic, UT Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, RIT Cybersecurity Clinic, University of Alabama Cybersecurity Clinic, University of Georgia CyberArch, Indiana University Cybersecurity Clinic, UNLV Free Cyber Clinic, and UT Austin Applied Cybersecurity Clinic.

The CISA resources for high-risk communities also include:

  • Project Upskill, a hub for cyber hygiene how-to-guides for digital protection; and
  • A resources page that includes tools for high-risk communities developed by cybersecurity experts, including Consumer Reports, NetHope, Citizen Lab, The Global Cyber Alliance, and Yubico

When community-focused cyber aid programs work together, the organizations we serve are all stronger for it. Thank you to CISA and JCDC for their leadership in this endeavor. CLTC looks forward to continuing to collaborate in assisting high-risk communities in the United States and around the world.