Archive for April 2013

New Social Networking Security Awareness Video Now Available

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A new video released by is available this month to help you learn some of the most common risks of online social networking and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

3 Questions

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I was recently interviewed for a blog "Simplicity 2.0" - if you're interested, you can see the results here.

- Michael Berman

April 2013 - secureCI Monthly Security Newsletter Now Available

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secureCI, CI's monthly information security awareness newsletter is now available for viewing. Please follow this link to view the April issue of secureCI.

The Mobile Campus - new T&C video series

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In March 2013, the Division of Technology & Communication (T&C)  hosted the first Open Forum on Mobile Strategy and "unconference".

The lively discussion at the forum emphasized the varying levels of awareness of mobile concepts and strategies by members of the CI community. Three themes recurred frequently in discussions:
  • "Keeping up with the rate of change for [mobile] technology"
  • building a "baseline of commonplace knowledge" for what works well on mobile devices (and what doesn't); and
  • providing "simple steps to get started" for users and organizations that want to "go mobile"
To help introduce mobile concepts and terminology to the CI community, T&C is pleased to introduce a new video series of short episodes about making CI a more mobile-friendly place. These videos will be hosted on a new "Mobile Strategy" web site, along with news and other resources related to mobile technology at CI.

What does "mobile" mean anyway?  In short, it's about a lot more than just mobile devices. Watch our first episode (about 2 minutes) about how we define what "mobile" means: 

Don't Get Caught by an IRS Phishing Scam!

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As we near "Tax Day 2013", many spamming and phishing groups are increasing their attempts to try and get at your personal information.  Please be sure to execute caution before responding to any email claiming to be from the IRS or any other government group and think before clicking that link.  

Wireless Hotspots... Limit Activity to Web Surfing Only!

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View today's CI Information Security Awareness blog post to see why you should use caution before connecting and using a free open wireless hotspot!

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

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View today's CI Information Security Awareness blog post to read about the IRS "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2013.