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Get schooled on cybersecurity: online learning security tips for students and parents

Courtesy of the National Cybersecurity Alliance in collaboration with Educause As K-12 schools adopt fully online or blended virtual and in-person learning environments, it is important to understand some basic cybersecurity steps students and parents can take to make sure they move to the top of the class securely. October… [ Keep reading ]

Cyber safety first for last-minute holiday shopping

Content courtesy of the National Cyber Security Alliance Have some last-minute gifts to tick off your list but prefer to make purchases online instead of in the aisle? As the the window for online purchase delivery dwindles, give yourself the gift of cyber safety. According to the National Retail Federation,… [ Keep reading ]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Tackle it Together

By Andrew Whitaker When Eliud Kipchoge beat the marathon world record this year in Berlin, my jaw dropped. He ran a marathon in 2:01:39! This beat the previous world record by 78 seconds.So, in about the same time that you sit down to watch a movie and snack on popcorn,… [ Keep reading ]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks

By Andrew Whitaker When I was ten my parents sent me to summer camp. Unfortunately, I was one of those kids who always found myself hanging out with the “wrong crowd”. At summer camp I made a friend named Jacob who taught me how to pickpocket. So, while other kids… [ Keep reading ]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Secure Your Passwords

by Andrew Whitaker Stories of identity theft and data breaches are all too common in our headlines these days. If the cybersecurity headlines of 2018 were put in a book, every page would reveal a depressing fact. A social media giant has 87 million records breached An apparel company has… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle issues rule to strengthen broadband privacy for consumers

Notice of City of Seattle Information Technology Department Director’s Rule 2017-01. Seattle Information Technology Department (ITD) is establishing ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01. This Rule applies to cable operators franchised to provide cable service in the City of Seattle. ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01 provides procedures that Seattle Information Technology Department’s Office… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Month. How will you celebrate? Seattle IT put together some simple, proactive steps to protect personal, medical, financial, and other sensitive information online. Take these steps to prevent misuse, abuse, and unauthorized disclosure of your information. • Regularly review and set security and privacy settings for online… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT’s New Director of Security, Risk, and Compliance: Dena Solt

Hired in July, Dena fills the final position on Seattle IT’s Executive Team where she leads the effort to keep the City’s—and its customers’—data secure and privacy protected.  To do that, Dena sees her challenge as “responding to day-to-day security and privacy matters while getting an understanding of the vast… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers sought for City of Seattle Technology Advisory Board

The City of Seattle is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our tech advisory board. Applications are being taken through January 18th, 2013.   The Board and committees help guide city strategies and investments in our digital future. The ten member Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB – seattle.gov/cttab) advises the… [ Keep reading ]

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