Online Learning


As a service to WiCyS members, WiCyS provides links for you to explore free online learning resources. Let us know if you find more!

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Network Security – Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

Network Security Course on OpenLearn by The Open University.

OSI Layers and Related Attack Types by Harun Seker.

What is Network Security on Hackthebox blog by Kim Crawley.

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OSI Model Graphics by Cierra Mansergh

Professor Messer’s CompTIA Network+ Course

SANS Resources

Cyber Aces Foundation – Learn about topics in cybersecurity from SANS with this free training.

SANS CyberAces – Are you interested in learning the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity or enhancing your Cybersecurity skills? Then look no further, because SANS has got what you need! Developed by a variety of professionals within the Cybersecurity field, SANS Cyber Aces Online is an online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess and protect information security systems. Best of all? It’s FREE!

SANS OUCH! – OUCH! is the world’s leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for everyone.

SANS Security Policy Templates – Free-to-use policies and procedures covering most topics in information security.

SANS Security Resources – Free tools, cutting-edge resources, and the latest cybersecurity news.


Cybersecurity Awareness Webcasts and Training– Explore security resources, trends and updates, media, podcast episodes, and more.

Cybersecurity Canon (Ohio State University) – Explore both nonfiction and fiction texts related to InfoSec.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals – Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber-attacks.

Cybersecurity Risk Management – Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment, and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Cybersecurity Ventures – Cybercrime magazine online.

Introduction to Cybersecurity – An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field.

Teach Cyber – Cybersecurity Education Library – This resource includes cybersecurity learning programs, news, study guides, and more.

CyberSecurity Training

CIS Center for Internet Security  – Cybersecurity Awareness Webcasts and Training.

Computer Networks – Learn how the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principle on which it is based.

Coursera– Explore professional certificates and degrees from world-class universities and companies.

Cryptography I – In this course, you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in real-world applications.

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science – Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. – Learn more about security technologies, training, and careers.

Cybersecurity Certification Training – Upskill with Fortinet’s free access to self-paced certification courses from Network Security Expert (NSE) levels 1-7.

Cybrary Inc.– Cybrary is the fastest-growing, fastest-moving catalog in the industry, delivering relevant and high-quality content that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

FEDVTE – Are you looking to improve your Cybersecurity Skills? Do you have goals or dreams of working for the government someday? Or maybe you recently got out of the military, or are currently on active duty, and are wanting to learn more hands-on skills in areas such as cloud security, ethical hacking, and surveillance, risk management, or even malware analysis. FEDVTE offers up to 850 hours of course content in these areas, and the best part is it’s FREE! The best part is that they even offer these to the general public!

Hardware Security – Study security and trust from the hardware perspective.

Hopper’s Roppers Security Training – Develop your cybersecurity skills through Roppers Academy. Resources are available for hackers, educators, CTF teams, and veterans.

Introduction to Cyber Attacks – This course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks.

Mosse’s Cyber Security Institute – Interested in gaining more cybersecurity skillsets? MCSI imparts an unparalleled depth of skills to cyber operators and cyber warriors. Their certifications align with NIST, NICE, and military careers. Check out the variety of certifications offered at MCSI.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)– the premier online resource for cybersecurity training, education, and career information, connecting government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity resources and training providers throughout the Nation.

Network and Computer Security – An upper-level undergraduate, first-year graduate course on network and computer security.

Network and Security Foundation – This course introduces the components of a computer network and the concept and role of communication protocols, covers widely used categorical classifications of networks, as well as network topologies, physical devices, layered abstraction, introduces basic concepts of security, covering vulnerabilities of networks and mitigation techniques, security of physical media, and security policies and procedures.

Network Security – Advanced Topics – Learn advanced topics in network security, including Security Monitoring, Perimeter Security, IPv6, and IPv6 Security.

NICE Challenge Project – This is a student training resource that has narratives and scenarios to replicate real-life situations and give students cybersecurity training experiences like what they would experience on the job.

NIH Computer Security and Privacy Awareness Training– view free online training courses.

Pen Testing – Gain an in-depth understanding of the security posture of your IT environment.

Security Blue Team (SBT) – SBT Trains Technical Cyber Defenders across governments, military units, law enforcement, CERTs, banks, managed security providers, educational institutes, and many more. 6 of the SBT introduction courses were free as of January 2023.

SecurityTube – SecurityTube Training Videos.

Stay Safe Online – The National Cybersecurity Alliance provides training for awareness and skill building.

System Issues in Cloud Computing Specialization – Acquire deep knowledge of Cloud Technologies.

The Complete Guide to Ethical Hacking – Every computer system is vulnerable — hackers prove that daily. So, who can stop them? Believe it or not, hackers.

Trailhead (Salesforce) – Choose a trail, earn points, and learn skills to learn more about a variety of cybersecurity roles.

Udemy– Choose from 185,000 online video courses with new additions published every month.

Web Security Academy – Are you seeking to secure the web and speed up software delivery?



CyberSecurity News

ATGO AI Cybersecurity Podcasts– ATGO AI is a podcast channel from ForHumanity, featuring multiple series of insights on topics of pressing importance specifically in the space of Ethics and Accountability of emerging technology.

eBook Flip Book – United States Cybersecurity Magazine – resource guide created by WiCyS Mid-Atlantic leaders, Diane Janosek and Nikkia Henderson.

NIST – Computer Security Resource Center– view cybersecurity-related related projects, publications, news, and events.

PSIRT SIG – Publications and standards for Incident Response and Security Teams.

Other Resources

Attack IQ Academy  – The AttackIQ Security Optimization Platform enables a threat-informed defense across your organization, improving efficiency and effectiveness.

CARE Lab – CARE (Cybersecurity in Application, Research, and Education) Lab that caters to BIPOC, women, and other underrepresented communities in STEM/ Cybersecurity.

CISO Tuesdays – Learn about life as a CISO

CISSP – Dive into one of the most sought-after professional certifications in the information security industry.

Cybersecurity Management – Explore the high-level view of the security needs of an organization and the responsibilities of a cyber security manager.

FightCybercrime – Arm yourself with the information you need to recognize, report, and recover from cybercrime. Cybercrime Support Network is your advocate and partner in protecting your online data and privacy.

Getting Into Infosec (Niru Ragupathy, Google) – “Interviews with people who have transitioned and got jobs in #infosec and #cybersecurity..”

Girl Scout STEM Playbook – This free resource is designed to help adults confidently and easily inspire a love for STEM.

GitHub – Find write-ups about CTFs.

Internet History, Technology, and Security – Learn about important technological issues society currently face.

Microsoft Bug Bounty Program– Security researchers play an integral role in the ecosystem by discovering vulnerabilities missed in the software development process. Each year Microsoft partners together to better protect billions of customers worldwide with the Bug Bounty Program.

NICCS – Explore Cyber Career Pathways Tool.

OVERSTALKERS.ORG – Help for stalker ware victims.

Purdue University – Review Cybersecurity Awareness for College Students: 7 Things to Do Now.

Resources for Women in Computer Technology –Reviews the history of women in computer science, explores the current opportunities for women, and identifies resources to help women explore and grow in computer science fields.

School of Education – Explore Internet Safety Tips for Students. – SecTools Learning Forums.

Securing the Human – A Review of Literature on Broadening Diversity in Cybersecurity Education.

University of Denver – The Complete Guide to Ethical Hacking.

University of North Dakota – Learn Common Types of Cyber Attacks and Prevention Tactics.


*These are resources WiCyS compiles for the public. WiCyS is not endorsing any of these materials, we are simply sharing them with the community.