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  • THE 12 SCAMS OF CHRISTMAS

    Over the holidays, there is often an uptick in scams and fraud.

    Be on the lookout for the Better Business Bureau's "12 Scams of Christmas".

     

  • Week 4 of Cyber Security Month - Identity Theft & Internet Scams

    Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams.

    #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go.

  • Week 4 of Cyber Security Month - Best Practices for Using Public Wifi

    Public Wi-Fi networks can now be found almost everywhere – in airports, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, malls, and hotels – making it easy for anyone to connect to the Internet wherever they are. Although these Wi-Fi hotspots can be convenient, they are not always secure, potentially exposing you to online risks and presenting an opportunity for cybercriminals to steal sensitive information. It is important to understand these risks and take measures to protect yourself while connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

  • Week 3 of Cyber Security Month - Online Gaming Tip Card

    For children and young adults, online games can be educational and provide interaction with others.

    However, it is important to recognize the risks associated with online games and take steps to make sure your kids are staying safe online.

  • Week 3 of Cyber Security Month - Protecting Your Digital Home

    More and more of our home devices— including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet.

    These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing, however they also pose a new set of security risks.

     

  • Week 2 of Cyber Security Month - 5 Ways to be Cyber Secure at Work

    From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure.

  • How to Block Mobile Attacks

    October is Cyber-Security Month! 

    All month long we will be posting tips and resources to help keep yourself cyber-secure. 

    Our first post: 20 Ways to Block Mobile Attacks

    Don't let your guard down just because you're on a mobile device. Be just as careful as you would on a desktop!

  • PSB News To Use - FRAUDS & SCAMS

    The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.1 million fraud reports from consumers in 2020, according to newly released data, with imposter scams remaining the most common type of fraud reported to the agency.

    Online shopping was the second-most common fraud category reported by consumers, elevated by a surge of reports in the early days of the pandemic.

    Consumers reported losing more than $3.3 billion to fraud in 2020. 

     

  • September 2021 - One Simple Step to Securing Your Accounts

    When it comes to protecting your accounts, you are most likely already using some type of
    password. There are several ways to authenticate yourself into an account: something you have,
    something you know, something you are, somewhere you are.

    While no sole step will stop all cyber criminals, one of the most important steps you
    can take is to enable something called two-factor authentication on your most important accounts. 

  • Get Schooled on CyberSecurity - Online Learning Security Tips

    As online learning becomes increasingly prevalent in schools and universities, it is important to understand some basic cybersecurity steps that students, parents, faculty and staff can take to help make sure they move to the top of the class securely. 

     

     

  • August 2021 - Securely Using the Cloud

    Make sure you use your cloud services properly. How you access and share your data can often have a far greater impact on the security of your data than anything else.

  • Signs of a Debt Relief Scam from the FTC

    How can you tell if you’re dealing with a debt relief scammer? Because they ask you to pay them before they do anything for you.

    Scammers try to take advantage of those dealing with debt – but there’s legitimate help out there.

     

  • Cyber Tips Newsletter - How to Protect Seniors Against Cybercrimes and Scams

    Many of the crimes that occur in real life happen on the internet too. Credit card fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, and more, all can be and are being done online.

    Seniors are considered easy targets by criminals because they might not know how to report cybercrimes against them.

  • June 2021 - Securely Using Mobile Apps

    Mobile apps enable us to be more productive, communicate and share with others, train and educate, or just have more fun. Here are steps you can take to securely use and make the most of today’s mobile apps.

  • May 2021 - Vishing – Phone Call Attacks and Scams

    How Do Phone Call Attacks Work?


    First, understand that these criminals are usually after your money, information, or access to your
    computer (or all three). They do this by tricking you...

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