Cybersecurity Resources

Downloadable Cybersecurity Guides


Small & Mid-sized Defense Contractors – Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program

Learn about our Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program, which is aimed to assist small and medium-sized defense contractors in becoming aware and compliant with the DoD’s Regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards for cybersecurity, thanks to our partnership and a grant awarded to us from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The Florida Cybersecurity Forum series, a series of virtual and in-person events held in 2020 and 2021, highlighted cybersecurity threats to you, your company, the economy and complying with the CMMC standards.

The forum series was co-hosted by the Florida Department of Commerce (formerly the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity), the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida, and the FloridaMakes Network. The Forum series included a broad range of special keynote speakers including Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez, U.S Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representatives Neal Dunn and Michael Walsh,  and Katherine Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, among many others. Please see the Florida Cybersecurity Forum series agendas, event pages and recordings for more information.

NIST MEP National Network Cybersecurity Resilience for Defense Contractors Events

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Federal Trade Commission: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: Learn the basics for protecting your business from cyber attacks. The business cybersecurity resources in this section were developed in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Tips for Personal & Home Office Security

These resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance on securing your home office and your wireless network is a great reminder for all of us who work remotely (from home and often the road) about some simple steps that we each can take to reduce our vulnerabilities in working from home or remote office location(s). View a free webinar recording.

5 key tips:

  1. Be careful of your passwords (don’t reuse passwords across different platforms!, use a password manager) and of scams trying to obtain your login credentials (especially for financial or work accounts).
  2. Update your software (operating systems, etc) regularly on all your devices (laptops/PCs, phones, tablets, printers, routers, etc.)
  3. Backup, Backup, Backup (at least 3 places & 2 types (cloud & physical disk) every 3 months)
  4. For your home wi-fi network: Check & if necessary update the settings on your home network router. Learn more information about this. Incorrectly configured home wi-fi networks are a rapidly increasing point of vulnerability.
  5. On the road: Use your own (password-secured) wi-fi hotspot (e.g. from your phone), or a Virtual Private Network on any “public” (coffee shop/airport/hotel) wi-fi to avoid a third party surreptitiously snooping on your login information or activities.

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Jolee is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor and provides strategic and cybersecurity assistance to our statewide partners in effort to increase resiliency for Florida manufacturers.

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