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


Information Technology Security


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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


Monthly Newsletter
Courtesy of SANS

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Securely Using Mobile Apps


Tip of the Day
Courtesy of SANS

Don't Login on Untrusted Computers

A password is only as secure as the computer or network it is used on. As such, never log in to a sensitive account from a public computer, such as computers in a cyber cafe, hotel lobby or conference hall. Bad guys target public computers such as these and infect them on purpose. The moment you type your password on an infected computer, these cyber criminals can harvest your passwords. If you have no choice but to use a public computer, change your password at the next available opportunity you have access to a trusted computer.


Scam Of The Week: Mystery Shopper Email
Courtesy of KnowBe4

"Mystery Shopper" scams continue to snare unwary victims. Mystery shoppers are people hired to shop at a particular store and report on the shopping experience for purposes of quality control. Unlike many scams, there actually are legit mystery shopper companies, but they never advertise or recruit through emails. Here is how this scam works:

You get a bank check they ask you to deposit immediately and then go shop, and they say you get to keep some of the money as well. But the scammers ask you to wire the remaining money back to them right away. And as you might have guessed, their check is bogus but the money you wire back is real, and it's yours.

Here is a general safety rule: Whenever you receive a check, wait for your bank to tell you that the check has fully cleared before you consider the funds as actually being in your account. Never accept a check for more than what is owed with instructions to send back the rest which is a major red flag. Last, always be very wary whenever you are asked to wire funds because this is a common theme in many scams.

Think Before You Click!