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Safe Computing

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Welcome to week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Throughout the month of October, we will be sharing information on different aspects of cyber-security with you. The best defense against security breaches, identity theft, and malware is not anti-malware software, it’s you!

We are constantly being exposed to new and ever-changing threats. We hope the information we share with you this month will inspire you to maintain awareness of what is going on in the cyber world so you can protect yourself, your family, and your employer.

The Theme for Week 1 is ‘Stop, Think, Connect’

For this week we are focusing on how to secure yourself and your family at home. We have a tremendous number of resources to help you, starting with the following:

  • A security awareness newsletter on protecting your home network 
  • A digital poster on ‘cyber-protecting’ your home 
  • …and here’s a brief introductory video on Cyber Security (5:02)

    Heartbleed Bug The City of Roseville has no public-facing websites that would allow the Heartbleed Bug to exploit our customer’s data. We are open for business! 

    What is the Heartbleed Bug?
    The Heartbleed Bug is vulnerability with OpenSSL, which can allow protected information to be comprised and downloaded.

    What is OpenSSL?
    OpenSSL is an open-source protocol, which has a core library written in the C programming language. In layman’s terms, it’s a common Internet protocol used online to encrypt sensitive data. So, most websites that perform transactions, such as online banking, cloud-based email providers (Yahoo, Google), Amazon, eBay, Facebook, etc.

    What is the City’s Information Technology Department doing to protect our data?
    The City’s Information Technology Department constantly strives to ensure that our technology infrastructure is secure. None of our internal or public-facing websites are affected by the vulnerability; however, we will continue to closely monitor the environment to make sure that we remain protected.

    Here’s some helpful website links with information on the Heartbleed Bug:

    Below are more links with information and tips for safe computing:

    General Security Issues

    Computer Security Resource Center
    Stay Safe

    Cyber Security Awareness

    Strong Password Best Practices

    Microsoft Security

    Hoaxes & Phishing

    Fraudulent Emails
    Snopes – Urban Legends

    Anti-Phishing Working Group

    Protecting Your Children

    Identity Theft

    Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
    How Identity Theft Works

    Identity Theft Resource Center

    Reporting Fraud & Abuse

    FTC Consumer Complaint Form
    Internet Crime Complaint Center – File a Complaint