Cyber Security Awareness
Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security 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 cyber security by checking the resources available through the links below – these sites provide a wealth of helpful tips and tools for you to protect yourself online and combat cybercrime. A new global cyber security 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, National Cyber Security Division (DHS / NCSD), 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.
- City of San Diego Cyber Security Awareness Month Proclamation (PDF)
- City - National Cyber Security Awareness Month Information Sheet (PDF)
- City Events for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012 (PDF)
Securing Our eCity – Model Cyber City Project. The City of San Diego was selected as the pilot city to create regional public-private partnerships for cyber security that can be used as a national model. Former City of San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders participated in and supported the efforts to get this project started and expanded across the San Diego region. Securing Our eCity (SOeC) includes representatives from local, state, and federal public agencies, as well as dozens of local private sector companies. Everyone is encouraged to participate – public sector, private sector, public/private education, and citizens. For more information, visit SecuringOureCity.Org.
- "Guidelines for Information Security & Internet Usage" Brochure (PDF)
- "Social Networking Sites" Brochure (PDF)
- "Parent's Guide to Cyberbullies" Brochure (PDF)
Web Site Links
- San Diego Police Department – Crime Prevention Tips
- San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
- Identity Theft Resource Center
- National Cyber Security Alliance - StaySafeOnline.Org
- State of California
- US Department of Homeland Security – National Cyber Security Awareness Month
- US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
- US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- OnGuardOnline.Gov (Your Safety Net)
- Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
- FBI – Cyber Investigations/Cybercrime
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- Looks Too Good To Be True.Com
- Antivirus Ware - Computer Security Resources