Phishing 101
IT Training Program Educates Employees

In January, NYCHA rolled out a new cyber awareness training program. As part of the program, network users received suspicious email messages known as fake phish and then training assignments from the NYCHA Cyber Awareness Team. The Cyber Awareness Team is led by Information, Security, and Risk’s Chief IT Auditor, Jeffery Benson, and composed of… MORE

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Think Before You Click
Alert Employee Saves NYCHA from Phishing Attack

Early this month, a NYCHA employee received a suspicious email and contacted the NYCHA Information Security Hotline at (212) 306-8006. Here’s why the email looked suspicious: The email looked like it came from Dropbox, but there were some unusual markings on the letters ‘r’ and ‘x.’ The employee did not recognize the sender: jandrews@andrewsconverting.com The… MORE

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tips of the Week
Share with Care & Keep a Clean Machine

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, here are the final tips of the week, as well as information about a valuable scholarship opportunity for current college students: Tips of the Week: Share with Care & Keep a Clean Machine Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Once… MORE

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tip of the Week
Safeguard Your Digital Life and Protect Your Information

How much do your “smart” devices know about you? These days our cars, fitness trackers, refrigerators, thermostats, and coffee makers can be connected to the internet and controlled through mobile apps. While “smart” technologies make our lives easier, they present new security risks. Limited privacy controls on internet-connected devices and apps may leave sensitive personal… MORE

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October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Stay Tuned for Important Security Tips from IT

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual campaign by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security.  NYCHA will be sharing information to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security, for staying safe online, and for increasing our resiliency in the event of a cyber incident.

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tip of the Week
Security Is Everyone’s Responsibility

In today’s digital world, IT professionals aren’t the only ones responsible for protecting a company from cyber criminals. Everyone in an organization shares a responsibility to be vigilant about online threats. To help keep NYCHA safe and secure: Beware of phishing emails. Do not open emails, links, or attachments from strangers. Phishing attacks use email… MORE

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Staying Ahead of the Risks
Upcoming Training Promotes Cyber Security

Over the next year, NYCHA’s IT Department will roll out a state-of-the-art security awareness training program proven to reduce phishing attacks and malware infections by up to 90 percent. Through quizzes, mock phishing attacks, and interactive training, employees will learn how to better handle this growing menace to help keep NYCHA, and themselves, more secure.… MORE

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Protecting the Privacy of Our Customers
A monthly series on technology in the workplace

Some NYCHA employees handle documents or files that contain personally identifiable information (PII) about applicants, residents, Section 8 participants, and other customers. If this information is lost, compromised, or disclosed without the individual’s permission, it could be used to substantially harm their reputations, violate their privacy, and put their assets at risk. Federal law requires… MORE

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Security Concerns for Collaborative Tools
IT News and Notes - A monthly series on technology in the workplace

Many employees have questions about how the use of collaborative tools at work affects security concerns. Here are some answers. Q: Why can’t I use Google Drive, Box.com and other public collaborative tools to store and share NYCHA documents? A: NYCHA is a recipient of federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban… MORE

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