Fontana Celebrates October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Fontana California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2018

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Fontana, Calif.- During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the City of Fontana Information Technology (IT) Department aims to bring attention to the importance of cybersecurity and share information with Fontana residents on how to be safe and secure online.  

The month-long awareness campaign will include a series of cyber security safety tips, informational videos and a display at the Lewis Library in Fontana featuring a collection of cyber security books. This is also an opportunity for parents to learn about technology-related careers to help guide children to pursue the jobs of the future.  Residents are encouraged to follow the City's social media accounts to benefit from all the cybersecurity information shared throughout the month. 

"As long as a person is on an electronic device, he or she runs the risk of falling victim to a cyber attack. However, with the right tools and knowledge, those who take the necessary precautions can lessen the risk," says City of Fontana Informational Technology Director Ray Ebert.  

Cybercriminals do not discriminate. These criminals target vulnerable computer systems regardless of whether the computer owner belongs to a large company, a small business or is a home user. 

To strengthen your cybersecurity, the Fontana IT Department and the National Cyber Security Alliance recommends to:

  • Keep a clean machine. Update technology to the latest security software and operating system to defend against viruses, malware and other online threats.
  • Secure your WiFi router. Change the default password and network name. Set a strong passphrase and rename the network in a way that doesn't let others know it's your house.
  • Keep your business safe by establishing cybersecurity policies to keep digital assets secure.
  • Delete suspicious emails and block posts and ads that are unfamiliar. When in doubt, throw it out. Don't let curiosity put you in harm's way.
  • Share with care. Before posting, think about what the post reveals, who may see it and how it might affect you or others now and in the future.  

For questions about cybersecurity in Fontana, please visit www.fontana.org/cybersecurity or contact the Information Technology Department at (909) 350-6676.


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For questions about cybersecurity in Fontana, please visit www.fontana.org/cybersecurity or contact the Information Technology Department at (909) 350-6676.