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Want to learn about safe online holiday shopping? The Center for Internet Security is hosting a Twitter Chat Monday, December 2 at 10:00 am. Use hashtag #CISChat and join in!
What's going on in the security and privacy world? Check out November's Security Snippets newsletter.
The Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) published their recommended security practices for businesses.
Now that Cyber Security Awareness Month has past, we're into Holiday Scamming Season. Learn how to recognize scams and protect yourself.
Here's information on how to shop safer online.
ISPO updated the Safer Social Networking presentation. Share this with your children!
You've heard of firewalls, but do you really know what they are? Here's a guide to firewalls and how they protect you.
Viruses, worms, and Trojans. Oh, my! Travel through the new Threatsaurus to learn about scary things on the Internet.
Get a free computer security check-up. Many security vendors provide free computer check-ups. Here's a list of vendors.
City of Phoenix Wins "Best of the Web"
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a collaborative organization whose mission is to improve the overall cyber security posture of state, local, territorial and tribal governments, conducts an annual Best of the Web contest to recognize one state/territory and one local government for the use of their website to promote cyber security. The award is based on several criteria, including cyber security content, usability, accessibility, and appearance. On September 25, 2012, the MS-ISAC announced the City of Phoenix as the local government recipient of the award. Woo Hoo!
What's scary is that this is a real product. Learn how to really protect your passwords.
About this Site
The city's Information Security & Privacy Office (ISPO) works to protect the city’s information systems and the information itself, such as information you may provide to the city.
We developed this site to help you protect your family, identity, privacy, computers, and business from the many emerging threats in today’s computerized world.
ISPO invites you to explore this site. Our goal is to provide not only information about security and privacy best practices, but also:
- Clarity. We promise to talk to you only in English — not technicalese.
- Explanations. Nobody likes to be dictated to, although in our role we sometimes have strong opinions and suggestions. Whenever possible, we’ll explain the “why,” like why you should use anti-virus software.
- Balance. There’s no such thing as perfect security. You have to balance the risks with the security countermeasures. But it’s important for you to first understand the risks before blindly engaging in risky behaviors and practices.
- FUD-Free. We promise not to “sensationalize” security or spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). Security Theater doesn’t work. That’s the term for security countermeasures that provide the look of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually improve security.
This information is provided as a courtesy by City of Phoenix. However, this information is intended as an introduction only, and it is up to you to make sure you take the proper steps to secure your home PC, mobile devices, and/or business. The City of Phoenix is not responsible for computers not owned by the City and cannot answer specific questions about them, nor does the City of Phoenix recommend or endorse any specific vendors, products, or services.