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Data Privacy Day Lunch and Learn Session Feb. 26, 2015

We all know smart devices contain components that allow them to connect to the Internet. But did you know some home appliances, gadgets, and cars do as well and can also be hacked by cybercriminals?

Join Randell Smith, Chief Information and Security Officer, for a free  “Cybersecurity and the Internet of Everything,” session, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in conference room 10 East at the Calvin C. Goode Building, 251 W. Washington St. 

Bring your lunch and find out simple steps on how to protect yourself and your family from having your privacy invaded or becoming victims of cybercrime. 

Help us spread the word about this session by sharing/posting our lunch and learn flyer (PDF) at your school or office.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lunch and Learn Presentation

On October 22, 2014, the Information Security and Privacy Office hosted a free information session in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.   Topics covered included how to keep yourself and your family safe from cybercrime and also how to use social media safely.   If you couldn't make the session, you can still get great information by viewing the "Cloudy with a Chance of Malware" presentation (PDF).

August 2014 Security Snippets Newsletter

Read the latest edition to find out what's going on in the security and privacy world. 

Celebrity Scams and Fraud Presentation

With the passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams, be aware that bad guys always take advantage of sensational news.  Be on the lookout for emails and websites that promise scandalous, newsworthy, secret, and/or shocking news, pictures, or video about Robin's death.  The bad guys' goal is to get you to click on links that may cause malicious software to be downloaded to your PC.  Always think before you click!  Don't fall prey to bad guys' tricks.  For more information, see the Scams and Fraud presentation.   

Russian Crime Ring FAQs

There have been a lot of media reports about a Russian crime ring that created a huge database of stolen usernames, passwords, and email addresses.  Here are a few FAQs so you can protect yourself

Cyberbulling Presentation

Has your child been a victim of cyber bullying?​  Would you know?  Here's a new presentation on cyber bullying plus the Top Ten Tips for Parents from security organization, (ISC)2.​ 

Data Privacy Lunch and Learn Presentation

Here's Hackers and Headlines​, the present​ation from ISPO's Data Privacy Day Lunch & Learn.  Learn about what to do if your information was breached, how data brokers use your personal information, and how to minimize security risks using Internet-connected "things" (aka Internet of Things).  Let us know what you think and what other topics you'd like to learn about!  Send email to

Resources for Parents of Teens

Before you buy your teen a new tablet or smartphone, read this free eBook, One Parent to Another: Managing Technology and Your Teen.


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.