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  • 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.

  • October 2020 - Fake News

    Fake news is a false narrative that is published and promoted as if it were true.


  • Online Privacy

    #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrimes victim.

  • Remain 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. 

  • September 2020 - Online Security For Kids

    Kids' lives are online more than ever, from socializing with friends and interacting with family to online learning and education. As parents we want to make sure they do so in a safe and secure manner.

  • August 2020 - Virtual Conferencing Safely and Securely

    With so many of us now working from home, you are most likely finding yourself remotely connecting with your co-workers using virtual conferencing solutions like Zoom, Slack, or Microsoft Teams. Your family members - perhaps even your children – may also be using these same technologies to connect with friends or for remote learning. Regardless of why you are connecting, here are key steps you can take to make the most of these technologies safely and securely.

  • 6 Common Elderly Scams to Watch Out For

    There will always be scams, particularly those targeted at seniors. This month’s newsletter identifies some  common scams and some tips to help you take control of the situation and stay safe and stay in control.

  • 6 Steps to Securing IoT Devices and Taking Back Your Privacy

    In today's world we are more connected than ever — not only to each other, but to our devices. For example, people now have the ability to open and close their garage doors and even start their cars directly from their phones. But what information do we put at risk when we do all of these amazing things?

    Securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and keeping personally identifiable information (PII) safe and secure these days is of the utmost importance.

  • 21 Family Things To Do While We're Still Stuck At Home!

    The thought of a longer home quarantine with very bored children can send you into a tizzy!  With that being said, here are 21 fun things to do in the house that aren’t boring!

  • June 2020 - Creating a Cyber Secure Home

    Today, as so many of us are working, connecting, or learning from home, we have to pay more attention to creating a strong cyber secure home. 

  • External Transfer Limit

    Peoples State Bank is enhancing our security regarding electronic, external transfers including a limit of $2,500 per transaction.

  • May 2020 - The Power of Updating

    Do you notice (and maybe even occasionally get annoyed at) the "software update" messages that you frequently receive from your device?  Do you allow those updates to run? Or do you select "not now"? 

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