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Statewide Cybersecurity Newsletter Archive

This page serves as an archive for State of Tenneessee newsletters and bulletins dedicated to cybersecurity topics. Feel free to download PDF copies by selecting the subject tab below that best fits your needs.

The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.

The overarching theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The theme empowers individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, with a particular emphasis on the key message for 2020: “If you connect it, protect it.”  If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone (

Shopping Safely OnlineDon't give your personal financial information to online criminals! Learn some key tips on how to follow safe online shopping practices in order to make online purchasing more secure.

Top Cyber ThreatsLearn about the greatest threats to security that we face today such as ransomware and phishing; and how to be less vulnerable to these threats. 

IT Wisdom That Helps Keeps You SecureIT professionals are asked every day about keeping information secure in your workspace, whether you’re on a desktop or a laptop or on the state’s WiFi. Here’s our state's best practices in the changing technology landscape. 

Phishing Tactics - Cyber criminals have become more advanced with their use of targeted phishing attempts on vulnerable groups or specific people. Learn about the latest phishing tactics and how you can continue to remain vigilant against these threats.

The Internet of Things (IoT) - We have become more connected than ever before. The list of internet connected devices, or "things" is almost endless: laptops, tablets, phones, fitness trackers, smart watches, refrigerators, printers, baby monitors, etc. How can we stay secure?