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In Memoriam: Remembering Gerald Buckless, 1929-2020
Buckless was a longtime MMRMA Board member and supporter of the organization. Please join us in remembering him and wishing his family well in this sad time.


June 2020 Risk Journal
Developing, Communicating Plans to Reopen During and After Pandemic; Managing Inmate Expectations a Key Component of Effective Jails

April 2020 Risk Journal
Addressing risks in jail operations, cyber security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, MMRMA Executive Director Michael Rhyner extends appreciation to members, business partners, and staff.

Data Breach Update: External Email Spoofing Tactics Evolve

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

In today’s digital age, most people and businesses depend more and more on the internet, email, and other web- and cloud-based activities to conduct business. These tools are useful and important for organizations. Of course, they also come with potential pitfalls.

As quickly as information technology and security professionals develop protective measures against such vulnerabilities, the perpetrators develop new methods to thwart them for criminal purposes.  

For example, you may have heard that, when receiving emails, it’s important to look not only at the name of the person but also at the sender’s email address. Unfortunately, today’s phishers and hackers can “spoof” email addresses, making it look like such messages are coming from our real, trusted contacts.

Users of computers and email are encouraged to pay close attention to the email messages they receive. It is unwise to assume a message is legitimate simply because it appears to come from a trusted contact – even a person within one’s own organization, and even if the email address itself looks valid.

Email recipients are highly encouraged to contact the sender by phone or in person to verify a message’s validity if it is unexpected or if its content diverges from customary messages sent by the sender. This is especially critical if a message contains:

  • Links
  • Attachments
  • Requests for sensitive information and/or documents

MMRMA encourages members to talk to their information technology/security teams or vendors about email security, the spoofing of email addresses, and how your organization can best address this issue.

MMRMA’s Technology and Cyber Security Risk Control Advisory Committee is also working on resources for issues like these to further assist members in avoiding hacking, phishing, and other nefarious criminal activities.

We will continue to share additional information with the membership as it becomes available.

 




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Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

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