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Money Mule:
Money mules are the sometimes unwitting people who fall for a work at home scam and assist cyber criminals by laundering their ill-gotten gains. Please see our Tip of the week for a good article about this problem.

Welcome to the City of Seattle's Information Security Homepage!

Protecting the city's computing systems, computer networks and the information that these systems host is critical for the successful delivery of city services.

This website is designed to help you as citizens of Seattle or visitors to our site learn what you can do to help protect against the many emerging threats found in today's computer and network environments both in the workplace and at home.

Be on the Lookout!
Information Security bulletins about the latest threats to your computer security are now posted on our site.

We have decided that you, our subscribers, would be better served if we simply update this news bulletin with timely and important messages as they arise. New and significant threats don't tend to wait until we have time to publish our newsletter!

So, we will be posting new items as they arise and as we are able, and will only use email notifications if there is a particularly dangerous threat. We will keep notices on this letter for about a week and then archive them.

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft Watch the Video
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Ivan Orton, Deputy Prosecutor for King County, talks about ways to reduce risks of identity theft and protect personal information.