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NYS Office of the State Comptroller Local Government Management Guide - Information Technology Governance

NYS Local Government Vulnerability Scanning Project

The NYS Local Government Vulnerability Scanning Project was funded by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant from FY 2007. The objective of the project was to perform vulnerability scans of New York local governments' networks, compile scan results, and recommend mitigation methods, techniques, and procedures based on an analysis of the scan results.


Cyber Security Guides

Brief, practical references intended for smaller entities that may not have the technology or information security expertise of other entities and therefore need a basic "how to get started" resource. The Guides provide a general overview of issues, and is particularly helpful for increasing the information security awareness level of those local government staff in non-technical positions (such as elected officials and administrators). The Cyber Security: Getting Started Guide is supplemented by a series of appendices which cover specific topics in more depth. (Click the images below to access the pdf file)

Incident GuideRisk GuideGetting Started GuideCredit Card Guide

Firewall GuideInternet GuideErase GuideBackup Guide

Technical Staff


NYS Local Government Vulnerability Scanning Project

The NYS Local Government Vulnerability Scanning Project was funded by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant from FY 2007. The objective of the project was to perform vulnerability scans of New York local governments' networks, compile scan results, and recommend mitigation methods, techniques, and procedures based on an analysis of the scan results.


Awareness

Webinars

In recognition of October Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Enterprise Information Security Office, in partnership with the NYS Cyber Security Local Government Committee (NYS Association of Towns, NY Conference of Mayors and Municipalities, Digital Towpath, NYS Local Government Information Technology Directors Association, NYS Government Finance Officers' Association, NYS Town Clerks Association, NY Association of Local Government Records Officers, NYS Office of the State Comptroller) hosted a webinar for local government officials. Deborah Snyder, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, provided a non-technical overview of cyber security concerns and attacks, how government data can be at risk, how attacks threaten fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities, and what local government officials can do to mitigate the risk.

Approximately 200 local government officials across the state registered for the event.

View the archived recording

Articles

Newsletters

  • Monthly Tips Newsletters
    Download a monthly newsletter, add your logo and pass these easy-to-understand tips to your employees.

White Papers and Reports

Education and Awareness Materials


Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit: An Awareness Toolkit was created for State and local governments.  The toolkit is designed to promote the delivery of a consistent cyber security awareness message by reinforcing core themes in practical, informative, entertaining, and usable ways.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the following resources and use the information to promote cyber security awareness. Toolkit items include posters, calendars, bookmarks and other awareness material for download.

Training

Training Videos:

Training Courses:

Check back here regularly for updated listings of available trainings.

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Events

NYS Cyber Security Conference

Past Presentations

Recorded sessions for local government officials:

Bi-monthly National Webcast Initiative

Watch or listen to a cyber security expert talk about issues important to you. Miss a session? Catch it again on an archived session.

Deborah A. Snyder

Acting Chief Information Security Officer


 

Cyber Security

GIS