October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Learn How to Stay Secure

Cybersecurity awareness monthNYCHA is joining with the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness for the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our nation’s cybersecurity.”

Be on the lookout for NYCHA’s new Cyber Awareness Training program, courtesy of the NYC Cyber Command.

And remember to report all suspicious or unusual problems with your NYCHA computer by emailing InfoSecRisk@nycha.nyc.gov or calling 212-306-8006.

Here are some tips for staying secure:

  • Keep a clean machine. Keeping your internet-connected devices free from malware makes the internet safer for you and more secure for everyone. Learn more here.
  • Remember NYCHA’s security standards and be careful what you say in public settings and online to avoid oversharing.
  • Protect yourself with a strong password and stronger security options for sensitive information like your bank accounts or medical files.
  • Stay protected while connected. Before you connect to any wireless hotspot – like on an airplane or in an airport, hotel, or café – be sure to confirm the name of the network and login procedures with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. Learn more here.
  • Review these facts about our cyber world.
  • Play “hard to get” with strangers. Cyber criminals often offer a financial reward, threaten you if you don’t engage, or claim that someone you care about is in need of help. Don’t fall for it! Keep your personal information as private as possible and don’t skip normal security procedures. Learn more here.
  • Family members or friends interested in a high-paying career with the cybersecurity workforce should check out the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies website.

Here are some videos about cybersecurity:

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