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  • February 2021 - I'm Hacked, Now What?

    Now What? - How to Take Back Control
    If you suspect you have been hacked, stay calm; you will get through this. If the hack is work-related, do
    not try to fix the problem yourself; report it immediately. If it is a personal system or account that has
    been hacked, here are some steps you can take:

  • Online Romance Scams

    It’s well known that people online aren’t always as they appear. However, tens of thousands of internet users fall victim to online romance scams each year. These scams can be incredibly convincing and are increasingly found across dating sites and social media platforms.

    By appealing to victims’ emotions and feigning personal connections, scammers will try to steal large sums of money and personal information. Luckily, there are ways to identify a scam and protect yourself online.

  • Data Privacy Day 2021

    Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.

  • January 2021 - Securing Wi-Fi At Home

    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.

  • December 2020 - Securing the Generation Gap

    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.

  • November 2020 - Social Engineering Attacks

    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

    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 Password

    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.

  • 5 Steps to 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. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.

     

  • Don't Become a Target

    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. 

  • A How-To Guide for Multi-Factor Authentication

    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.

  • E-Skimming

    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.

  • Identity Theft & Internet Scams

    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.
  • Stay Safe From Cybercime During Tax Time

    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.

  • Cybersecurity While Traveling

    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.

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