In light of security concerns surrounding this morning's hack of certain House websites, we would like to take a moment to assure you that none of iConstituent's websites have been affected in any way. While no website can ever be 100% safe from an attempted attack, iConstituent takes pride in making security a top priority. We adhere closely to all security policies set forth by House Administration and work very hard to ensure that our clients are well trained on the best ways to manage their user accounts for our access to the system.
iConstituent-hosted Congressional websites are housed 100% behind the House of Representatives Firewall. This provides an additional layer of security to our system; if you are unable to access the House Firewall, you are unable to access the management console for iConstituent Congressional websites. As a precautionary measure, over the next couple of days we will be resetting passwords for access to the system. The next time you login, you will be asked to reset your password. Please ensure that you create a password that is not easy to guess. You can use one of many online resources for checking password security, such as this one.
We may not know for several weeks what allowed this vendor's websites to be infiltrated. Resetting your password is just one way that we can protect your websites. If there are user accounts that are no longer being used, or you would like a list of current users with access to your account, please contact support for review.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.