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Homeland Security: Solutions for Resilent Critical Infrastructure:
Tuesday, November 17.  ​​​

Please join @dhsscitech on Tuesday, November 17 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for an hour-long chat to discuss DHS's research and plan securing the nation’s critical infrastructure ( including the Internet and all things "cyber").  Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.​

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in the month of November, builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure.  Securing the nation's infrastructure, which includes both the physical facilities that supply our communities with goods and services, like water, transportation, and fuel, and the communication and cyber–technology that connects people and supports the critical infrastructure systems that we rely on daily, is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the whole community.

More information about Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-resilience-month​.

October National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Lunch and Learn Session Oct. 28, 2015

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity to our nation, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month takes place each October and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the City of Phoenix will be hosting a lunch & learn presentation in the Calvin Goode Municipal Building on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM in conference room 10E.  Special Agent Paul Schaff, Phoenix FBI Cyber Squad will be the key note presenter.  This event is open to both City staff and members of the community. 

More information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

October National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Stop.Think.Connect Campaign

The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is an ongoing national cybersecurity awareness campaign to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety by challenging the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safer online habits. In recognition of October 2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), join Stop.Think.Connect. and others for a series of Twitter Chats. Use the hashtag #ChatSTC to join!

More information about NCSAM and the Twitter Chats is available at https://www.staysafeonline.org/​.

2015-2016 Security Awareness Training Campaign

The City is deploying a series of online training classes entitled "Securing the Human" to help employees remain aware of best practices. Every employee who uses a computer is required to complete the online training modules. As this training effort is deployed, an employee will receive e-mails from Walter Davis, a Security Engineer with the City of Phoenix. The emails will come from an outside address, noreply@securingthehuman.org. Don't worry – these are not phishing emails. The emails will contain instructions and account information that allows an employee to access assigned training modules at the training website, https://vle.securingthehuman.org.

Training modules are assigned based on an employee's current duties. Each module is very short – less than 5 minutes – and covers a specific topic. An employee is asked to complete the training no later than June 30, 2016.​


This information is provided as a courtsey 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.​​​​​​