Maricopa County has beefed up its cyber security website to allow residents, staffers and businesses better protect themselves against electronic attacks.
The relaunch coincides with October's designation as Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, a member of the cyber security committee of the National Association of Counties, said the website "is designed to alert residents of the dangers and to educate them how to avoid trouble" when a cyber attack is launched.
"We want this website to be constantly evolving and improving, just as the threats change over time," Wilcox said.
Wilcox noted the attacks come not only from politically motivated hackers but also from sophisticated criminals who steal personal and financial data and stay under the radar until organizations and individuals suffer great losses.
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