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Welcome to DoIT’s Cybersecurity web page. This site provides information for individuals, families, businesses and schools to find materials to help increase their general cybersecurity knowledge. Here you will find videos, newsletters, presentations, useful links and a variety of other resources all housed under one easy to navigate page.

Governor Rauner has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Our Governor joins a national effort of emphasizing the challenges we face every day in the ever changing digital world.

Don't FALL for Phishing Scams


It's that time of year again.  As temperatures start to cool and pumpkin spice flavored anything hits the stores, you remember that October it is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!  This is the best time of the year for Cybersecurity.  New free resources become available and everyone is focused on this very important topic.  New resources are being uploaded in anticipation of Cybersecurity Awareness month.  In the State of Illinois, employees are having some "Phun with Phishing" in the new Awareness video series entitled "Ask a Hacker".

Click the Video tab to learn more about Phishing and other Cybersecurity topics.


As always...Think Before You Click!




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.  Explore:

  • The "Phishing Emails and You" newsletter
  • Flyers on Phishing and Smishing
  • The Ask a Hacker series of videos 

Avoid being Phished!