As part of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy , the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has pledged to join the fight against cybercrime and officially declared October to be Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber security is the practice of protecting information technology (IT) assets from external (e.g, Internet based) threats as well as internal (e.g., employee) threats. Cybercrime is on the rise worldwide. Government employees are increasingly using technology to perform their jobs, so it is important to be diligent in our daily activities. Government employees can reduce the cyber threat to Government’s information and infrastructure by following just a few key practices:
Never disclose your Government-issued username and password Cyber Security Tip # 2
Never click on links or attachments in emails from unknown sources Cyber Security Tip # 3
Never use your government-issued email address for personal use
Make it your priority to learn more about cyber security to understand the role you need to play in cyber security; you will find direction on Government’s Information Protection issues, including cyber security and email phishing.
Also, visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Cyber Safe” public awareness campaign for general information on protecting against cybercrime.
Please do your part to protect against cyber threats by adhering to the three simple rules above, and keep government information and infrastructure safe and secure.
Cyber Security – Awareness Materials
- New: Information Protection FYI: Are We at Risk for a Cyber Attack (260 KB)
- New: Cyber Security Pamphlet – Cyber Security for Your Government-Issued IT Device (5.2 MB)
- New: Cyber Security Poster – Are We at Risk for a Cyber Attack (1.7 MB)
- Cyber Security Poster – Information Protection in the Workplace – Top Tips for Cyber Security (2.3 MB)
Cyber Security – Related Links
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- Government of Canada – GetCyberSafe.ca – national cyber security awareness campaign
- Government of Canada – Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC)
- Government of Canada – Public Safety Canada (Cyber Security)
- National Cyber Security Alliance (US) – StopThinkConnect.org and StaySafeOnline.org
- Department of Homeland Security (US) – Cyber Security Awareness Month
For more information about Cyber Security please contact OCIOInfoProtection@gov.nl.ca.
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