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December 7
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks Cyber Range Training (IR209)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is proud to offer Incident Response Training event, Defend Against Ransomware Attacks Cyber Range Training (IR209) on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The 200-level training events are open to government employees and contractors across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government, educational partners, and critical infrastructure partners. Please use your organization email address when registering. 

This course is ideal for those working in cybersecurity roles who are interested in learning technical incident response skills and requires active engagement from all participants. The course assumes a mixed audience (e.g., from disparate teams and organizations) of mixed capability.   

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a network’s defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware it could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure. In this training, participants will be introduced to common applications and process that harden network defenses, as well as key terms to be aware of in the prevention of ransomware attacks. 

Experience these benefits and more: 

  • Common attack methods: Define ransomware and identify best practices and preventive measures to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks. 

  • Practice in a realistic environment: Learn how to apply specific tools to configure and backup active directory policies, reset KRBTGT account passwords and create application allowlisting policies. 

  • Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in real time: Students will identify malicious domains and mitigate them by establishing a sinkhole and by blocking the malicious domain.  

  • Expert facilitation and peer discussion: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers will moderate discussions and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises. Participants are also encouraged to help one another and offer relevant input to address peers' questions. 

This exercise is a step-by-step, facilitated experience that uses a keyboard approach to understand these topics in a realistic technical environment.  

Approved registrants must attend a mandatory student technical check the day before the training to establish a connection to the course content and lab environment.  


  • Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023 

  • Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT 

  • Location: Online via WebEx 

  • CPE Credit: Participants can earn 4 CPE credits for attending this course. 

  • Attendee Requirements: This course requires active participation. Attendees can use government-issued computers or personal computers. A second monitor is recommended. 

  • Note: Audio is through WebEx; there is no external dial-in. 

  • Closed captioning (English only) will be available during this training event. Previously recorded webinars are available on the CISA YouTube Channel for playback in other languages, if required. 

Due to participation requirements, please register no later than 48 hours before the course starts. Cyber Insights will not accept registrations made less than 48 hours before the course start. 

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 09:00 (EST)
December 12
Disaster Planning & Business Continuity Planning (webinar) #BeReady

How well will your small business survive a natural disaster, cyber-attack, or any other major disruption? According to FEMA, 25% of business won't survive a disaster. Join former business owner and current SBDC Advisor David Kreiter on a step-by-step approach to disaster and business continuity planning that can be implemented with ease. He will share the fundamentals to building your own plan and available third-party resources. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 12:00 (EST)
December 12
NJSBDC at Rutgers - Newark: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses Webinar:

Topic: Technology

This webinar is designed to provide business owners and their management teams with Cyber Security awareness. The goal of the webinar is for participants to understand the importance of implementing a consistent, and continuously improving Cyber Security program for their organization.

The webinar goes beyond intrusion detection and reactive remediation. It will provide insight on how to prevent cyber criminals from compromising the integrity of your business-critical assets and information on a daily basis. This webinar will also provide best practices and helpful tips to educate end-users who access your company's information systems.

If cyber security for your small businesses is still an afterthought, keep in mind that for your customers, suppliers, and partners it is still a very important concern!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 13:00 (EST)
December 14
Protect Yourself Against Holiday Scams (Cybersecurity)

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Attention all small business owners!

This session will help you protect your business over the holidays, so you won’t fall victim to the latest scams and cyberattacks. Bad actors are dusting off their dirty tricks to take advantage of busy business owners, who are looking forward to enjoying some time off with family and friends like everyone else. We will share examples to heighten your awareness of the hackers’ favorite techniques. You will learn about some of the latest types of cyberattacks, and how to defend your business against them.

Who should attend: Small business owners who want to avoid falling victim to common holiday scams and cybersecurity attacks.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 10:00 (EST)
December 14
Cybersecurity Basics For Small Business Leaders

In today's digital age, small businesses are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals who exploit vulnerabilities to steal sensitive data and disrupt operations. This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to protect your business from these threats without breaking the bank.

Key Takeaways:

Top Five Cybersecurity Concerns for Small Business: An understanding of the most pressing cybersecurity threats facing small businesses today, including weak passwords and phishing attacks.

Low-Cost Mitigation Strategies: Practical, low-cost strategies to address these top concerns, emphasizing solutions that don't require significant investment.

Who Should Attend:

  • Small business owners and managers
  • Business professionals responsible for cybersecurity
  • Individuals interested in learning more about cybersecurity for small businesses
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 (EST)
December 19
Let’s Talk About Cyber Risk Management for 2024

Be prepared. Find out what you need to do to protect your small business from cybersecurity threats in the coming year!

Speaker: Quiana Gainey, Virginia SBDC Cyber Industry Expert

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 12:30 (EST)
January 11
Introduction to Log Management (IR110)

CISA is proud to offer the cybersecurity awareness webinar, Introduction to Log Management (IR110), on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT.  We are excited to share this information with stakeholders across the federal enterprise and nationally. 

The target audience for this webinar is non-technical and beginning incident responders. 

Log files provide the data that are the bread and butter of incident response, enabling network analysts and incident responders to investigate and diagnose issues and suspicious activity from network perimeter to epicenter. CISA is proud to present this one-hour webinar introducing the fundamentals of investigating logs for incidents.  

This webinar includes the following information and more:   

  • Common attack methods: Understand log analysis, and its importance as a crucial component of incident response and network security.   

  • Key Guidance for organizations: Introduce resources and tools that enable organizations and individuals to use log analysis to query for threat activity including SIEM, FPCAP analysis, and using PowerShell and Active Directory to run scripts.  

  • Case studies: Explore the methods and impacts of real-life cyber-attacks, and how the victims responded and recovered.  

  • Knowledge check: The course concludes with a brief knowledge check section to reinforce key concepts and takeaways. 

Event Logistics:  

  • Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024 

  • Time: 11 a.m. - noon EDT 

  • Location: Online via WebEx 

  • CPE Credit: Participants can earn 1 CPE credit for attending this course. 

  • Note: Audio is through WebEx; there is no external dial-in. Closed captioning (English only) will be available during this training event. Previously recorded webinars are available on the CISA YouTube channel for playback in other languages, if required.  

If you require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact at least five business days prior to the training with the type of support you need. 

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 23:00 (EST)
January 17
NICE Webinar: Cybersecurity Workforce Outlook for 2024 - Impact of Changing Demographics

As the NICE Community continues to work towards growing and sustaining the Nation’s cybersecurity workforce, significant trends and shift in demographics will impact of education, training, and workforce development programs in 2024 and beyond.  For example, the U.S. is experiencing a declining birthrate, college enrollment is down, workers from the “great resignation” are not returning at the rate that was expected, and the aging workforce will result in more retirements in the months ahead.  Combined with record low unemployment and competing demands in other technology and service fields, the cybersecurity community may need to rethink their approach and double-down on efforts to diversify the workforce.  This webinar will examine the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce and its impact on cybersecurity. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 14:00 (EST)
January 30
DANGER - You Need Cybersecurity

Dr. Chip Council, nationally recognized cybersecurity expert, discusses with you how to protect your business again hackers.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 14:00 (EST)
February 14
FISSEA Winter Forum: February 14, 2024

The FISSEA Forums are quarterly meetings to provide opportunities for policy and programmatic updates, the exchange of best practices, and discussion and engagement among members of the Federal Information Security Educators (FISSEA) community. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 13:00 (EST)