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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

By David Drost

City of Portland is a target for hackers that want to expose systems and access sensitive information. What this means is all employees are a target to attack the City’s internal networks. This may seem a little frightening, but if we keep awareness levels high across all the City and everyone understands the importance it can lower the risk.

The Information Security team works diligently with other teams across BTS and other Bureaus to provide security for the entire City. However, we need the help of every employee to maintain complete awareness of any attempts to attack the City, and prevention from those attacks.

Understanding, identifying, and reporting phishing emails is an example of how all employees can assist in helping the City. When you understand, and identify a phishing email you can avoid it and reduce the possibility of compromise to the network. When you report it to the HelpDesk this gives us a chance to see if you were specifically targeted, or if more individuals will be emailed. This gives the City time to react with HelpDesk emails showing the trending phishing email.

It is important for all employees to be aware and diligent to keeping the security of the City’s networks. With your help, the City can stay compromise free!

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