City of Cape Coral
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0401



Information Technology Security


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This is a map displaying "live" global cyber attacks.  The map is provided by Norse, a cyber security firm dedicated to delivering live, accurate and unique attack intelligence.  You can use your cursor to reposition the map in the frame.  Click here to view a more-detailed map from Norse showing these "live" cyber attacks. 


Overview

The City has an information security program in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, data, systems, and operations. The security of City systems is architected in a manner that provides resilient, cost-effective, adequate controls while minimizing the effect on productivity. 

Attention: City of Cape Coral residents can register for free security awareness training by using the link below. The training includes modules on Passwords, Online Banking, Protecting Your Identity, Spam, Viruses and More, Giving Out Personal Information, Protecting Children Online, Securing Your Computer and Home Network, and Opening Email and Attachments. 

Register Here For Security Awareness Training


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Tip of the Day
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Two-Step Verification

Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account.  Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device.  Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.


Scam Of The Week: Phishing Moves To Smishing
Courtesy of KnowBe4

Bad guys are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. They send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interest. At the moment, there is a mystery shopping scam going on, starting out with a text invitation, asking you to send an email for more info which then gets you roped into the scam.  

Always, when you get a text, remember to "Think Before You Tap", because more and more, texts are used for identity theft, bank account take-overs and to pressure you into giving out personal or company confidential information.  Here is a short video made by USA Today that shows how this works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffck9C4vqEM