Cybersecurity Information

We all need to be careful with our cyber use. We received this information on behalf of our tech support team and feel like it applies to everyone. Please read through the information below for some great tips on being safe while online.


Our Hardware Team has recently noticed an increase in the number of compromised systems.  We suspect several of these recent compromises started in the email system, which allowed the bad actors access to banking sites by resetting passwords.

We have created the attached information bulletin to provide you with tips and best practices to follow that will help keep your data and accounts safe.  Here’s the summary version:


  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on all email accounts whenever possible.
  • Be cautious of any links found in emails.  Don’t immediately click.  Hover the cursor over the link to reveal the actual address.  When you can, open a separate browser and go to the web address directly.
  • Don’t open email attachments unless you are 100% sure it is a legitimate email from the sender.
  • Routinely check your accounts for signs of compromise, such as email forwarding.
  • Ensure you use a secure password.



  • Don’t use common passwords, such as “Password”, “changeme”, “Winter20”, “Summer19”, etc.
  • Don’t use passwords that include your municipality’s name.
  • Create long passwords, at least 14 characters in length.  Consider using a password phrase.
  • Don’t reuse passwords across multiple online accounts.
  • Use a password manager, but only for low-sensitivity accounts, not for accounts such as your bank account.


You can find more information in the information bulletin below:

Email Security and Password Tips