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Maricopa County is committed to regional leadership and fiscally responsible in providing the necessary public services so that residents can enjoy living in a healthy and safe community. Keeping the County healthy and safe includes ensuring that our citizens and employees are aware of digital threats and understand the resources available to them to mitigate these risks. This Cyber Security Portal represents Maricopa County's commitment to serving its citizens. The County also recognizes that Cyber Security threats may impact other states, counties, local governments and partners as well, potentially having an impact on our citizens. Therefore, we have established a collection of information and resources that can be used to support their Cyber Security posture in addition to providing resources to employees and citizens.


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  • NACo Awards

    Click here to view our 2015 NACo awards

  • Cyber Security Mission

    Information Security is a business and consumer enabler. What if there were no mitigation for viruses, would you continue to shop online?

  • NACo's Cyber Security Buide Book

    NACo provides their "Cyber for Counties Guidebook" focusing on the specific needs of local elected officials and IT staff.

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What is NCSAM?

NCSAM
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Since its inception a decade ago under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-size businesses, corporations, educational institutions, and young people across the nation. This year, NCSAM is celebrating the its 11th year.

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2015 NACSM Cyber Security Events

NCSAM

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Click here for a list of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 events.

  • Week 1: General Cybersecurity Awareness: 5 Years of Stop.Think.Connect.™ October 1-2
    • Marking the fifth anniversary of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, week one focuses on cybersecurity as a shared responsibility, and provides simple online tips to empower all Americans to be safer online.
  • Week 2: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work October 5-9
    • Highlights the common threats businesses and employees are exposed to and provides resources for business and employees to stay safer online and enhance their existing security plans.
  • Week 3: Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected October 12-16
    • Emphasizes the importance of protecting ourselves when connecting to the Internet while on the go. Week two provides best practices for using mobile devices and social media, and encourages us all to become better digital citizens in our communities.
  • Week 4: Your Evolving Digital Life October 19-23
    • Highlights the “smart world” we live in and the importance of educating all citizens on cybersecurity as more and more of the devices we use – from phones and tablets to homes and medical devices – become connected to the Internet. Week four provides a current snapshot of technology and where we envision technology taking us in the future.
  • Week 5: Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals October 26-30
    • Week five looks to the future of the cybersecurity workforce, focusing on cybersecurity education and awareness in schools at all levels, and emphasizing the need for properly trained cybersecurity professionals.

Cyber Security Headlines and Alerts
SWIFT security controls to be mandatory by 2018
New SWIFT security policy will mandate baseline controls for banking partners, but experts are unsure how effectively the changes can be enforced.
ICANN grinds forward on crucial DNS root zone signing key update
Domain name system watchdog ICANN has begun the process of updating the DNS root zone signing key to strengthen DNSSEC protection against man-in-the-middle attacks.
How are weak passwords banned with Microsoft's Smart Password Lockout?
Microsoft is banning weak passwords on many of its services with the Smart Password Lockout feature. Expert Michael Cobb explains how it works, and if it will be beneficial.
How did a malicious app slip past Google Play app store security?
A malicious app called Black Jack Free was able to bypass Google Play's app store security. Expert Michael Cobb explains the threat and how enterprises should defend themselves.
Latest iOS 10 release includes password-verification flaw
A Russian cyberforensics firm discovered a password-verification flaw in iOS 10 that leaves local backups exposed, allowing hackers to obtain passwords and other valuable data.
Tech Target News

TA16-250A: The Increasing Threat to Network Infrastructure Devices and Recommended Mitigations
Original release date: September 06, 201......
TA16-187A: Symantec and Norton Security Products Contain Critical Vulnerabilities
Original release date: July 05, 2016

TA16-144A: WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability
Original release date: May 23, 2016 | La......
TA16-132A: Exploitation of SAP Business Applications
Original release date: May 11, 2016

TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced
Original release date: April 14, 2016
US-CERT Alerts

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9/22/2016  3:25 PM
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