Keeping you safer online

Cybercriminals have discovered that sending us fake emails and texts that contain personal information is an effective way to steal money and information.

Here are examples of "spear-phishing" messages that are designed to trick us as we use our computers at work and at home.

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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

Timothy C. Ward


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 Georgia Department of Corrections
cybersecurity team:
Holiday for fraudsters —
get ready for the biggest online shopping season in history.

October 2019 d • Edition #81

Masthead photo by Noah Silliman

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