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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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: The Evil Airline Phishing Attack
Courtesy of KnowBe4

There is a new spin on an existing phishing scam you need to be aware of. Bad guys are doing research on you personally using social media and find out where and when you (might) travel for business. Next, they craft an email especially for you with an airline reservation or receipt that looks just like the real thing, sent with a spoofed "From" email address that also looks legit.

Sometimes, they even have links in this email that go to a website that looks identical to the real airline, but it is fake. They try to do two things: 1) try to steal your company username and password, and 2) try to trick you into opening the attachment which could be a PDF or DOCX. If you click on the link or open the attachment, your workstation will possibly get infected with malware that allows the bad guys to hack into our network.

Remember, if you want to check any airline reservations or flight status, open your browser and type the website name in the address bar or use a bookmark that you yourself set earlier. Do not click on links in emails to go to websites. And as always.... Think before You Click!