Keeping you safer online

Remembering just a few basic steps will prevent fraudsters from ripping you off at work and at home. Take a minute to watch the video below. 

WHEN IN DOUBT, TOSS IT OUT: A fake email making the rounds warns readers they’re facing a lawsuit by “the city”. The email refers to a real law firm and instructs the reader to open the attached Word doc within seven days to learn details about the legal dispute. Krebs on Security says simply opening the document will infect the user’s computer with a sophisticated virus.

WHAT’S A GMAIL PASSWORD WORTH TO A SCAMMER? According to Google and the University of California, on average, $384. Protect your valuable email account with a long password that can’t be guessed and use that password exclusively for your email account.  

The Information Technology team at GDC is committed to keeping you safe online, at work and at home. GDC Aware Force is a resource to keep you informed and alert you of some of the most recent cybersecurity threats. Our goal is to enhance security awareness and reduce the threat risk and loss of data, keeping you, your colleagues and Georgia residents safer.

If you have a question about cybersecurity or would like to alert us to suspicious activity online or at the office, please email the GDC Office of Information Technology team anytime, at GDC_InfoSec@gdc.ga.gov

Timothy C. Ward

Commissioner

Georgia Department of Corrections

Dan Brown

CIO, Director of

Information Technology

Georgia Department of Corrections

Ernest Bedsaul

Information Security Officer

Georgia Department of Corrections

In the upcoming edition of Cybersecurity News from the IT team at GDC:
The two types of employees who are most apt to get hacked. 

June 2019 a • Edition #71

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