Warnings / Alerts
We see probing of our internet facing servers on a daily basis, as is the case with almost every server on the internet. So far we have been fortunate that any internet security issues that involve the City of Canton have been few and far between, although starting in 2016 we have noticed a surge in attempts to get into our networks. We do our best to keep our networks and servers secure, and to keep up with current security concerns.
If you know of any communication (email, text, etc.) that says it is from the City of Canton but it seems illegitimate, feel free to contact us through this web site or through our site owner email to verify its authenticity. Do not follow any links in it, or reply to it, until you are certain it is actually from the City.
Remember to always take your online security seriously, and be suspicious of any unexpected e-mails, messages, phone calls, or texts that you receive. Your personal information is very valuable and should be protected by you, and by anyone you entrust it to.
To someone with nefarious intentions your personal information has monetary value that they can quickly exploit. At the same time they can turn your life upside down for weeks or months while you try to undo any of the damage they have caused.
If we track any security issues within the City of Canton's networks/computers—or if we become aware of any email phishing emails going out to the citizens of Canton that are posing as official City of Canton corespondents—that our citizens need to be aware of, we will post it here.