Tech Tip: Working remotely 

How to access the training:  To start your Cyber Security Awareness Training please login at:  https://sso.securingthehuman.org/kingcounty/  Your account for Securing the Human:  Username: King County email address  Password: King County email password  For more information about Cyber Security please visit our Sharepoint site:  https://kc1.sharepoint.com/teams/ITISRC/ISRCPUB/SitePages/Home.aspx 

Tech Tip: Securing your data 

How to access the training:  To start your Cyber Security Awareness Training please login at:  https://sso.securingthehuman.org/kingcounty/  Your account for Securing the Human:  Username: King County email address  Password: King County email password  For more information about Cyber Security please visit our Sharepoint site:  https://kc1.sharepoint.com/teams/ITISRC/ISRCPUB 

Tech Tip: Targeted attacls

How to access the training:  To start your Cyber Security Awareness Training please login at:  https://sso.securingthehuman.org/kingcounty/  Your account for Securing the Human:  Username: King County email address  Password: King County email password  For more information about Cyber Security please visit our Sharepoint site:  https://kc1.sharepoint.com/teams/ITISRC/ISRCPUB 

Tech Tip: Lock your mobile devices with a pin or passcode 

How to access the training:  To start your Cyber Security Awareness Training please login at:  https://sso.securingthehuman.org/kingcounty/  Your account for Securing the Human:  Username: King County email address  Password: King County email password  For more information about Cyber Security please visit our Sharepoint site:  https://kc1.sharepoint.com/teams/ITISRC/ISRCPUB 

A new easy way to protect against phishing, to be implemented May 1

Phishing is hitting us hard at King County. A common phishing tactic used by the bad guys is sending emails in which the display name in the “From” field looks like it’s been sent by someone within King County. But that email address is fake and actually from someone trying to phish you. Unfortunately, we don’t always notice when such an email is a phishing attempt. That makes us vulnerable to viruses and other problem. To help you identify these phishing scams, KCIT is adopting a new security feature to easily let… Read More

Tech Tip: Be wary of odd emails or messages

Tech Tip: Use a unique, long password

Tech Tip: OneDrive Sharing: No more anonymous access   

KCIT has removed the ability for anyone to create anonymous links within King County OneDrive sites, document folders and documents. This change aligns with Microsoft’s security enhancements for OneDrive and helps ensure our external customers authenticate when accessing information shared with them from OneDrive.    From now on, external customers who have had data shared with them from OneDrive will need to have a Microsoft Live account or an Office 365 account from their company to connect to any OneDrive data shared with them.     Existing, anonymous links shared earlier will no longer work.    Please contact… Read More

Tech Tip: Critical information to help stop cyberattacks 

Recent cyber-attacks have caused an emergency at one local city. The type of attack is called ransomware, and it’s is a form of malicious software that takes over your computer and prevents you from accessing files until you pay a ransom.  Think before you click  We can stop these attacks. The most common way ransomware enters computer networks is through email. Often, scammers include malicious links or attachments in emails that look harmless.  To avoid this trap, please:  Do not click on links or attachments from senders that you do not recognize. Be… Read More

Tech Tip: Email safety through Attachment Protection system 

Did you know King County employees are not only frequently targeted by malicious phishing emails trying to get our logon information, but are also often targeted by emails containing malicious attachments? Our employees get hit with about 150 emails containing malicious attachments every day.  The types of malicious attachments we are frequently hit with include PDFs, Word and Excel files. If one of our employees’ accounts got infected malicious files, it would not only affect their computer, but potentially the entire county system. Lately, you may have experienced a delay opening attachments that is related… Read More