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The Information Technology Subcommittee of the EHOPAC has been formed to provide coordination for the use of Information Technology by the EHOPAC. Current activities include the maintenance of the EHOPAC Website, as well as starting an EHOPAC LISTSERV. The EHOPAC is committed to continuing to make use of new technologies that improve our ability to communicate with the members of the EHO Category and other Enviromental Health Professionals throughout DHHS.

Report suspicious cyber incidents to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Incident Hotline: 1-888-282-0870  www.US-CERT.gov

You can report phishing by sending email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you think your computer has malware, the Federal Trade Commission wants to know. File a complaint at www.ftc.gov/complaint

If you get unsolicited email offers or spam, send the messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To file an Internet crime complaint, visit the IC3 Web site at www.ic3.gov

OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government's website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with other federal agencies. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology http://onguardonline.gov/

Phishing is an attempt by an individual or group to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. Phishing emails are crafted to appear as if they have been sent from a legitimate organization or known individual. These emails often attempt to entice users to click on a link that will take the user to a fraudulent web site that appears legitimate. The user then may be asked to provide personal information such as account usernames and passwords that can further expose them to future compromises. Additionally, these fraudulent web sites may contain malicious code.

As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. By using text messaging or email, an attacker could lure you to a malicious site or convince you to install malicious code on your portable device.

Evaluate your security settings - Make sure that you take advantage of the security features offered on your device. Attackers may take advantage of Bluetooth connections to access or download information on your device. Disable Bluetooth when you are not using it to avoid unauthorized access.

Click here to learn more (http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-007.html).

Don’t respond to text messages or automated voice messages from unknown or blocked numbers on your mobile phone.
Treat your mobile phone like you would your computer…don’t download anything unless you trust the source.
Click here to learn more (http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2010/november/cyber_112410).

NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets http://www.staysafeonline.org/