Securing the State

Happy Digital Wishes, Stay Safe Holiday Shopping

'Tis the season of gift giving. Don't let cyber criminals turn your holiday season merriment into mayhem. Following some simple cybersecurity tips and practices before and while you shop online will help ensure peace of mind during the holidays and year-round.
Click here for tips on a Cyber-Safe Season.


Multi-Factor Authentication

State of Illinois employees will be asked to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA).  Each and every employee whose Office 365 account is eligible will be contacted with specific instructions.  f you are a state of Illinois employee who has received an email from DoIT, please click here for more instructions. 


What is Cyber Security? Bee Safe!

Cybersecurity is a frequently heard buzzword. It is defined in a variety of ways but the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Cybersecurity as:"The body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access." Click here for cyber tips.


What is Phishing?

The term "Phishing" is not referring to an activity that involves a pole and a lake!  Phishing (pronounced fishing) is a type of deception or fraud that uses e-mail messages, websites or phone calls to dishonestly exploit sensitive information from you OR install malicious software on your computer.  Any time of year is "Phishing" season.  Avoid being Phished!