Cyber security Awareness
City of Pharr National Cyber Security Awareness Month Proclamation for October.
The City of Pharr is proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month initiative. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility that affects all Americans, and everyone plays a part in keeping the Internet safe.
Throughout October, we will highlight the issue of cybersecurity on our social media posts. We hope you will join our efforts to promote this issue. Online safety and security are shared responsibilities; together we can positively impact our online community.
Please take these simple actions to help keep you, your identity, and your information safer online:
• Set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone.
• Enable multi-factor authentication on your sensitive accounts. This requires you to use an additional piece of information to verify your identity (such as a PIN sent to your mobile device) to provide an added layer of security.
• Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
• Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.
• Limit the amount of personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
• Be cautious about what you receive or read online—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
For additional tips and resources, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.
The City of Pharr Innovation
& Technology department provided a Security Awareness Training for the public on 10/17/2018, click download now to view.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT
National public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong partnerships to create education to users at home, work and school to keep sensitive information safe and secure.
Check out the FTC’s free online security tips and resources, and share with your friends, family, coworkers, and community. Click the link below for more information on how to stay safe while online.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement on the importance of addressing cyberbullying.
See Url below for details.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) shares cybersecurity tips and best practices, responds to cyber incidents, and provides specialized software tools
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) comprises members of all 50 states, U.S. territories and districts, and provides downloadable awareness materials.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide security resources and oversees guidance on setting security configuration of operating systems and applications.
There’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your computer from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Start by keeping your computer software up-to-date.
PUBLIC WI-FI NETWORKS
Wi-Fi hotspots — like the ones in coffee shops, airports, and hotels — are convenient, but they often aren’t secure. Use these tips to help protect your personal information.
PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM MALWARE
Malware is short for “malicious software.” It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent.
KIDS CAPTAIN AWARENESS VIDEO
Video module featuring KnowBe4’s security awareness hero Captain Awareness consisting of useful tips to help you keep children stay safe
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS
HEADS UP: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
NET CETERA: CHATTING WITH KIDS ABOUT BEING ONLINE
START WITH SECURITY: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS
CAREFUL CONNECTIONS: BUILDING SECURITY IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS
IDENTITY THEFT – A RECOVERY PLAN
CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack.