October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want to provide you with some helpful tips to safeguard yourself and public resources.

Phishing: Recognize it – don’t click the bait! – and report it

Phishing is a technique that scammers, hackers, and malicious entities use to gain access to information that they shouldn’t have. Often times, a phishing attack presents itself as a message in your inbox, prompting you to click on a link or open an attachment. Don’t select a suspicious link or open a suspicious attachment. In particular, as a vendor registered with the State of Minnesota, such phishing attempts may be aimed at procurement scams that threaten financial loss for your firm and/or the state.

Always remember:

• Do not click on any hyperlinks from a suspicious email
• Confirm questionable emails by contacting the named agency
• Validate State of Minnesota emails and phone numbers by clicking on the link below.

Click here for the Minnesota Government White Pages Directory.

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