CISA Releases Blog on Emergency Directive

Original release date: January 24, 2019 | Last revised: January 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs, has released a blog, titled “Why CISA Issued Our First Emergency Directive,” to explain considerations in issuing Emergency Directive 19-01 on January 22, 2019. The directive requires Federal civilian agencies to take a series of immediate actions in response to a global Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking campaign.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of CISA, recommends Federal agencies review the CISA Blog for more information.


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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Original release date: January 24, 2019

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 28 to February 1. This annual campaign aims to help consumers be more informed about protecting themselves from tax-related identity theft and scams. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals a Social Security number and uses it to claim a tax refund or get a job.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages consumers to review the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publication Taxes. Security. Together., and NCCIC Tips on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft and IRS and NCCIC Caution Users: Prepare for Heightened Phishing Risk This Tax Season for more information.


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