Based on a security breach with the International Code Council website and with its web mail over the past weekend, the Code Council has shut down website and email access for the remainder of this week as it develops new safeguards. This action prevents staff access to email and to network telephones located in our four area offices.
While no data has been compromised, the Code Council is taking extra steps to make sure its web and email capabilities are strengthened. Data regarding our customers, members and our staff is not accessible via our network and remains secure. Also, for this very reason, the Code Council’s policy is to not retain credit card information thus avoiding any security threats. We expect that our systems will be operational no later than Monday, September 20. We apologize for the inconvenience this decision has caused our many members, customers and stakeholders.
The many improvements we have made to our system in the past several months are intact and we will resume our plans to implement the next round of improvements once this issue is resolved.
Any deadlines that would have been effective during this shut down will be extended by the time period of inaccessibility. Messages left on staff voicemail are accessible by staff. We will make every effort to return calls in a prompt manner. Several means of reaching the Code Council remain functional. Please check our temporary website at www.iccsafe.org for updates on this information. Current functional areas include:
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to address this issue. Due to the security breach, this is unfortunately a one-way communication and we are unable to respond to replies to this email.
We will keep you informed as best as possible via email, Twitter, and Facebook.
The International Code Council
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