Cybersecurity Awareness needs continuous attention by everyone, not just one month a year. Key areas of concern nationally are identity theft and protecting children in their use of the Internet and Email. The purpose of the City of San Diego's Cybersecurity Awareness effort is to educate citizens and its employees about the potential dangers of using the Internet and Email, and the simple steps that can be taken to help protect yourself personally, as well as our local businesses and City government from cyber attacks, fraud, identity theft, and other malicious activities.
You are encouraged to learn more about cybersecurity by checking the available cybersecurity resources.
A new global cybersecurity campaign was launched on October 4, 2010, as part of an ongoing effort among private sector companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies at all levels. The effort is to help everyone Stay Safe in Cyberspace - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The City of San Diego will be participating with other local, regional, and national organizations, both public and private, in events and informational campaigns throughout the year to educate its employees and the public on cyber security and online safety.
The City of San Diego has been a proud participant in the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month since October 2008, sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility in which each of us has a critical role, and awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of San Diego's local and regional information infrastructure and economy.