Cyber Security Tip #18

Be Cautious of Work At Home Scams Working from home, earn $500 a week commission. It sounds to good to be true, and it is. Scammers pass stolen cash to unsuspecting people, who transfer it back to the thieves via electronic payment. Your job with the work taken out is money laundering. Beware. If you ever unsure on if a work at home site is legit or any other online internet service offered be sure to act on your doubts. If you think an online shop or service is dodgy, do some checking. A WHOIS search may let you see the registration details of a site. Visit the website and check out your suspect site. Companies House also enables you to check out details about company addresses, owners and the like. Look for big discrepancies between onscreen addresses and physical offices. ‪#‎NCSAM‬

Mohave County IT Department Receives National Award

Lake Havasu City, AZ – The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have awarded Mohave County’s Information Technology (IT) Department with a 2014 Digital Counties Survey Award. This annual award recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.  The survey identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide in four population categories.  “Mohave County was the only county in Arizona, among all four population categories, to achieve this honor.  Our IT Department ranked in the same category as well-known counties across the nation such as Arlington County, Virginia and Charleston County, Maryland,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. According to Information Technology Director Nathan McDaniel, this is the second year in a row the county has received this prestigious award.  “In today’s tough economy, IT departments are facing tough financial barriers while trying to help improve government services and efficiency,” Johnson stated.  “Mohave County’s IT Department has gone above and beyond in finding ways to provide better information security, transparency, and citizen engagement,” Johnson continued. One significant accomplishment done by Mohave County’s IT Department is the development of their online meeting portal.  “Instead of spending a substantial amount on third party software and monthly maintenance fees, the Department used their own personnel to write a program that allows users to choose a meeting date and an agenda item and the video is advanced to that item for their review,” Johnson explained. To view Mohave County’s online meeting portal, please visit: For more information on the 2013 Digital Counties Survey Award please visit: ###