To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network.
Trying to securely make the most of today’s technology can be overwhelming for almost all of us, but it
can be especially challenging for family members not as used to or as familiar with technology.
Cyber attackers have learned that the easiest ways to steal your information, hack your accounts, or infect your systems is by simply tricking you into doing it for them using a technique called social engineering.
Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information.
Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime.
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. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.
An official-looking envelope arrives in the mail with a check or money order for$20,000 inside.
The letter says you have won$4 million in a sweepstakes or lottery. You just need to wire $3,000 for taxes to claim the rest of your winnings.
Is this your lucky day?
NO! It is a fake check scam that will cost you thousands.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is defined as a security process that requires more than one method of authentication from independent sources to verify the user’s identity.
The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information.
Did you know -
- The average cost of a data breach for a US company in 2019 was $8.19 million? That's an increase of 130% since 2006!
- 7-10% of the U.S. population are victims of identity fraud each year, and 21% of those experience multiple incidents of identity fraud.
Tax season is primetime for online scams. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) have once again joined forces to help consumers keep safe during tax season with tips for identifying cyber scams, actionable online safety steps and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When
you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and
take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices.
Fake news is a false narrative that is published and promoted as if it were true.
#BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrimes victim.
From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure.