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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.

Meet the County's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The CISO, under the direction and leadership of the Maricopa County CIO, is responsible for enterprise cyber security, as well as identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining policies, standards, processes and procedures which are designed to mitigate the risks of Cyber threats to our business environment. This responsibility is carried out through execution of Security Operations, Risk Management and Security Architecture programs.

Cyber Security for Citizens
Cyber Security for Counties
Cyber Security for Employees
  • Cyber Security Proclamation 2015

    The Maricopa County Supervisors support Cyber Security Awareness by Proclaiming October Cyber Security Month!

  • 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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#NCSAM Twitter Feed

2015 NACSM Cyber Security Events

NCSAM

Infographic on NCSAM

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
Lieu, Hurd school House colleagues on cyberhygiene, defense
Former computer science majors Lieu and Hurd wrote to their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues, urging improved awareness of cyber risks and cyberhygiene.
Android N security updates leave unanswered questions
Google unveiled the next version of its mobile OS, and Android N security will be improved in a few ways, although Google still can't fix OS updates.
Senate bill would quash unlimited Rule 41 government hacks
Rule 41 changes face bipartisan opposition in Senate with the Wyden-Paul bill to rein in the expansion of authority to let the government hack unlimited numbers of devices with a single warrant.
ImageMagick calls into question responsible disclosure reporting
The ImageTragick bug raises questions over responsible disclosure, as the flaw in the ImageMagick image-processing library exposes millions of websites to remote code execution.
TeslaCrypt master key release confounds experts
In a move that surprised and confused experts, the TeslaCrypt master key was released, effectively killing the ransomware.
Tech Target News

TA16-144A: WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability
Original release date: May 23, 2016

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
TA16-091A: Ransomware and Recent Variants
Original release date: March 31, 2016 | ......
TA15-337A: Dorkbot
Original release date: December 03, 2015......
US-CERT Alerts

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3/15/2016  10:24 AM
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