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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

NCSAM Week 1
HACC is once again participating in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Program run by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - observed every October - was created a a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

HACC recognizes the need to keep everyone safe online, both at work and home. Visit our NCSAM campaign page for more information on weekly themes, events, and resources to help you stay safe online.

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Don't get phished!

What is "phishing"? How do you recognize a phishing email? What happens if you get "hooked" by a phishing scam?

Did you receive a suspicious looking email and wonder if it's legitimate or not? Well head on over to our phishing page and see if it's there or if it looks similar to other fake emails we've received in the past:

Visit the Phishing Page

Forward suspicious emails to suspicious (at) hacc.edu for analysis by the Information Security Team.

Safe Ways to Make Online Charitable Donations

When you make a charitable donation, you want to make sure that it is going to the organization of your choice – including the HACC Foundation. Cyber criminals are always looking for ways to steal your personal information and money. They may create fake charities and fake charity websites to appeal to your good nature. 

These cyber criminals can be very sophisticated. They will mask their email addresses so it appears the emails are coming from someone you know and trust. They will create mirror websites that look legitimate. 

Here are some tips to protect yourself from charity fraud:

  • Do not rely on hyperlinks in email solicitations to make a donation. Go to the organization’s website and donate from that website.

HACC and the HACC Foundation value your contributions. To ensure that you are donating to the HACC Foundation, please follow these tips:

  • When you receive an email inviting you to donate to the HACC Foundation, please ensure that it directs you to this webpage: www.hacc.edu/givenow. HACC will use easy-to-remember website addresses, but the website addresses will direct you to this page to give to the Foundation. 
  • If you receive a solicitation from the HACC Foundation that seems suspicious, please call 717-780-2321 immediately and forward a copy of the email to Foundation@hacc.edu. 
For more tips, please read the Federal Trade Commission’s article, “Before Giving to a Charity.