Information Security

Welcome to the Office of Information Security (InfoSec)

INFOSEC focuses on the discovery of cyber threats, characterization and attribution of those threats, creation and sharing of situational awareness, and the development of mitigation strategies.


 Tax Identity Theft Awareness

January 29-February 2, 2018

 

The Federal Trade Commission in conjunction your COB Cyber Security Team would like to make you aware of ways to protect your (PII) Personal Identity Information and Social Security Number from unauthorized use or access.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tax Tip:

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of being a victim of tax identity theft:

  •          Always protect your Social Security number or Medicare card number: don’t give it out unless you have to, and always ask why it’s needed, how it’s going to be used, and how it will be stored.
  •          Shred old taxes returns you’re no longer required to keep, as well as draft returns, extra copies, and calculation sheets.
  •          Ask for recommendations and research tax preparers before you turn your personal information over to them. 

If you’re a victim of identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov to report it and get a personal recovery plan.