IRS Reminds Tax Professionals: Beware Phishing Emails

Original release date: August 1, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release warning tax professionals of the continued threat of phishing emails. Phishing emails are one of the most common ways cyber criminals steal sensitive data. Educating personnel on the risks posed by phishing emails is part of the Taxes. Security. Together. Checklist, which IRS created to help tax professionals protect sensitive taxpayer data.


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages tax professionals to review the IRS news release and the CISA Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

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NIST Publishes Multifactor Authentication Practice Guide

Original release date: August 1, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide: Multifactor Authentication for E-Commerce. The guide provides e-commerce organizations multifactor authentication (MFA) protection methods they can implement to reduce fraudulent purchases.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages e-commerce organizations to download the guide to learn how to prevent e-commerce fraud using MFA solutions.

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FTC Releases Alert on the Capital One Data Breach

Original release date: August 1, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on the Capital One data breach that exposed the personal information of 106 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants. FTC reminds users to check and monitor their credit report to protect against identify theft and to be aware of potential phishing scams related to the breach.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to refer to the FTC alert on the Capital One data breach and the CISA Tips on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

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Cisco Releases Security Updates

Original release date: August 1, 2019

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates. 

 

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