Making Cyber Security Personal
As globally respected security gurus, you understand the cyber dangers we face daily: data breaches, cyberbullying, online scams…you name it! We are constantly listening to those stories on the news, affecting children, adults and seniors alike. But the question is, what are we doing to help the community be safe and secure online? That’s why we are here. We want you, as (ISC)² members, to become ambassadors for the Center, to spread your knowledge about cyber safety with the help of our materials. Join us in making our communities safe online!
Teach others in your community how to be responsible digital citizens. We have everything you need to make a difference in your community! The Safe and Secure Online educational program is simple to follow and present. We provide the resources you need to become a successful presenter, and you donate your time to making the cyber world a safer place.
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Get Your Chapter Involved
Download this toolkit to learn how your chapter can get involved and help your community stay safe and secure online while earning CPE credits. This toolkit offers step by step instructions on how to get started!
Can I earn Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) Credits for volunteering?
(ISC)² members earn CPE credits for their participation in the Safe and Secure Online program! Members earn a total of 10 Group A CPE credits after their first two presentations and 1 CPE credit for each thereafter. Please follow these instructions for submitting your CPE credits online. Non-(ISC)² members, please check with your organizations’ policies for CPEs or CEUs.
Am I expected to report on presentations that I give?
Yes. Please send the date, the number of attendees, which presentation was given, and if this is your first or second presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to highlight the efforts of our volunteers in both our Center Bytes newsletter as well as on social media. Please include pictures (when you have permission) so that we can highlight your good deeds throughout the year!
We’re excited to announce that we finally have our own CPE category for Safe and Secure Online Presentations! Simply log into your member account and follow these quick steps:
- Click “Submit/Edit My CPE Credits”
- Enter Begin and End Date
- Select “No” to Have you fulfilled a CPE offered by ISC2?”
- Choose Contributions to the Profession tab
- Choose (ISC)² Safe and Secure Online Presentations and fill in the information!
This guide is meant to assist new and current volunteers in bringing Safe and Secure Online to schools and community organizations. These practices have helped many volunteers to bring this program into their communities.
1. Locate schools within your community by performing a web search within a certain mile radius that is comfortable for you.
2. Find the correct person to contact by following these tips:
- Many school websites list the Head Teacher, administration staff, Safety Resource Officer, and the PTA contacts.Check to see if the school website has FAQs. On most websites, the FAQs will state who you need to contact if you want to volunteer your time.
- Reach out to the local police department to see if they present their own program within schools. You may be able to collaborate with them. For example, on an education day they can discuss safety from a police aspect and then you can talk about cyber safety. They may also be able to direct you to a point of contact for getting presentations scheduled.
3. Introduce the SSO program and offer to volunteer by using the School Outreach Letter template located HERE. Feel free to customize this letter to your needs.
4. Send the outreach email and do not be discouraged if you do not hear back immediately. Oftentimes, a follow up phone call is needed to get the process started. Keep in mind that a school may ask you to visit the school beforehand and show the presentation to the administrator/teacher.
- Many community organizations host events for adults and children that are perfect for providing either a child or adult Safe and Secure Online Presentation. Search for libraries, YMCAs, sports clubs, youth clubs, and other community organizations located near you and keep an eye out for these events.
- Look for contacts on the organization’s website under About Us, Events, Services, or Contact Us.
- Modify the school outreach template to suit your needs and send to the appropriate contact.
Find various volunteer items here: polos, t-shirts, brochures, and other items to make your next event great!
“Educating children, parents and senior citizens is a vital part of safety for our community using the internet. The ever-evolving threat is a big concern and it is my passion to ensure we, as a community of security professionals continue to help others stay safe and secure online. Safe and Secure Online has pioneered this cause and I am proud to be a part of it.”SSO Volunteer
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