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Irving City IT Team Shares Cybersecurity Tips for Public Safety

The City of Irving's Information Technology (IT) team is once again collaborating with employees to reinforce cybersecurity best practices aimed at safeguarding the city's digital assets. As cyber threats continue to evolve, the annual initiative underscores the importance of staying vigilant and adopting proactive measures to protect sensitive information.

In an effort to empower both employees and residents, the IT staff has shared a set of straightforward tips designed to enhance online security:

  1. Utilize Strong Passwords: Avoid using easily guessable passwords and refrain from using the same password across multiple accounts.
  2. Explore Password Management Tools: Consider employing password management tools like 1Password or Dashlane to securely store and manage login credentials.
  3. Implement Multifactor Authentication (MFA): Enhance account security by enabling multifactor authentication wherever possible.
  4. Monitor for Compromised Accounts: Regularly check if your online accounts have been compromised using services like
  5. Access Cybersecurity Training Resources: Take advantage of free consumer cybersecurity awareness training available on platforms such as
  6. Exercise Caution with Communication: Exercise caution when responding to messages or emails from unfamiliar senders. Remember, if an offer seems too good to be true, it likely is.

These simple yet effective measures can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber threats, such as phishing scams, identity theft, and data breaches.

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