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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
Exploit kit delivered via malvertising targets unpatched systems
A malvertising campaign could put millions at risk of attack as the Stegano exploit kit is being delivered by this new method and is targeting unpatched systems.
Experts debate the key points of the final Obama cybersecurity report
The final cybersecurity report from the Obama administration covered issues, including authentication, identity, infrastructure, cyberthreats and cooperation, but experts disagree on the key points.
How symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms differ
Expert Michael Cobb explains the differences between symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms, common uses and examples of both encryption types, and their pros and cons.
CryptXXX: How does this ransomware spread through legitimate websites?
The CryptXXX ransomware has been spreading through compromised legitimate websites that redirect to malicious sites. Expert Nick Lewis explains how this happens with WordPress.
How to prepare for a cloud DDoS attack on an enterprise
Suffering a cloud DDoS attack is now more likely than ever. Expert Frank Siemons discusses what enterprises need to know about these attacks and how to prevent them.
Tech Target News

TA16-336A: Avalanche (crimeware-as-a-service infrastructure)
Original release date: December 01, 2016......
TA16-288A: Heightened DDoS Threat Posed by Mirai and Other Botnets
Original release date: October 14, 2016 ......
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......
US-CERT Alerts

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9/22/2016  3:25 PM
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