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Fraudulent Messages claiming to be from the IRS 
by Sanders, Kristen L.
 2/5/2018 5:15 PM
Fraudulent messages claiming to be from the IRS have been received by City Employees. These messages threaten jail time and provide a number to call. Please remember to NEVER respond to these messages. These are fraudulent. For more information...
PC will be automatically rebooted on 1/14/18 
by Sanders, Kristen L.
 1/9/2018 10:32 AM
This notice is being posted to notify all CoA Employees That on Sunday January 14th, 2018, your PC will be automatically rebooted if it is not updated with Microsoft software/security patches. To avoid this automatic reboot on this date, reboot/restart...
How to Protect against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks 
by Sanders, Kristen L.
 1/9/2018 10:29 AM
The City of Albuquerque has tools in place to help protect City devices from vulnerabilities, but what about your devices at home? An article is available at that explains how to protect...
Collection of 1.4 Billion Passwords Found Online 
by Sanders, Kristen L.
 1/9/2018 10:29 AM
We have finished notifying nearly 300 City Employees that their e-mail address and password were compromised. This was a record number of accounts for CABQ. The following article gives some explanation as to how this happened.
Compromised Accounts 
by Sanders, Kristen L.
 12/12/2017 4:57 PM
A password dump was discovered over the weekend that contained 700+ CABQ e-mail addresses. We are in the process of notifying each of those users. If you receive one of these e-mails, we advise you change your password for any sites associated to...


 Welcome to the City of Albuquerque Cyber Security website.


Cyber Security Mission


To increase the Cyber Security Awareness of all City of Albuquerque staff and citizens and to help each of us behave in a more secure manner.


Cyber Security Awareness Goal


The primary objective of Cyber Security Awareness is to protect the sensitive data and assets belonging to the City of Albuquerque staff and it's citizens.


Cyber Security Vision


You can look to this site as your guide to understand:

  • What sensitive data is and how to handle it.
  • What you should do if you click on a link from an unknown source and all of a sudden your computer is “high-jacked” by a virus.
  • What are important Cyber Security Policies, Standards, and Procedures.
  • How we can work together to lower the risk involved with using social media, opening spam and interacting with phishing attacks.

Use this website to gain the skills you need to keep your technology secure and your information safe.


 News and Alerts

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 Cyber Security Contacts

Dept. of Technology and Innovation Service DeskUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
SandersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
KristenInformation Security
Cyber Security Alerts Color Code
The Security Alerts follow the traditional Red Light, Green light color code.  In the event of an alert which requires action, instructions will follow on how to determine, if you are at risk and secondly, how to remove/minimize the risk.
Red alert is a High priority which has immediate impact on the City of Albuquerque resources. 
Yellow alert is a Medium priority which has the potential to affect some but not all City resources. 
Green alert is a Low priority which is for information purposes only.