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Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Protect Your DataNew
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:41:25 +0000
Protect Your Data By Identifying Sensitive Information, Restricting Its Access, and Encrypting It. Business theft often involves the theft of data rather than physical assets. Identify sensitive information and the computers on which it’s stored. Sensitive information includes data that pertains to an individual, such as credit card data, as well as information that applies […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Multi-Factor and Two-Step AuthenticationNew
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:20:29 +0000
Want to better protect your information? Below are two types of authentication that can help safeguard your data and identity. Multi-factor authentication is an approach to authentication which requires the presentation of two or more forms or “factors”: a knowledge factor (something you know), a possession factor (something you have), an inherence factor (something you […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Use Unique Passwords
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:42:36 +0000
Unique Passwords Using the same password for multiple accounts could expose all of your accounts following a single security breach. Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Email accounts, personal banking, web services, mobile devices, and work computers should all have separate passwords. Choose Long and Complex Passwords The longer a […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Remain Skeptical About Any Unsolicited Emails
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:41:44 +0000
Scam Artists May Use Your Social Media to Make Their Emails More Convincing. Remain Skeptical About Any Unsolicited Emails. Scam artists may use the information you post on social media accounts to make their phishing emails seem more legitimate. As an example, one common scam is to use your grandmother’s name in an email and […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Social Media Applications Could Contain Malware
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:55:28 +0000
Social Media Applications Could Contain Malware or Trojan Horses. Avoid Installing Unnecessary 3rd Party Apps, and Restrict Your Sharing Settings. Social media applications can sometimes represent a risk; they may be embedded with malware or Trojan Horses. 3rd party social media applications often request access to your personal data. Avoid unnecessary risk by only installing […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Only Work With Reputable and Verifiable Companies
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:18:56 +0000
Protect Yourself From Online Fraud By Working With Reputable and Verifiable Companies. Never work with companies online that cannot be verified and that aren’t reputable and known to be trustworthy. Larger companies such as eBay and Amazon provide assurances for consumers and are well-known enough to be considered trustworthy. When using a new company, verify […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Verify Links Before Clicking
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:14:39 +0000
With a mouse, hover over the link. The full URL of the link’s destination displays in the lower corner of your browser. You can also use a tool like LongURL to scan shortlinks on Twitter and Facebook to ensure they go to the expected site. Some URL shorteners give you the option of previewing the […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Be Wary of Unsolicited Credit Offers
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:10:00 +0000
Identity Thieves May Use Unsolicited Credit Offers to Gather Information. Consider Opting Out. Everyone gets unsolicited credit offers in the mail, but not all of these credit offers are legitimate. Identity thieves may send out these offers in an attempt to gather personal information from you. Consider opting out of all unsolicited credit card offers. […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Don’t Automatically Trust Emails
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:52:27 +0000
Emails May Not Be From Who They Seem To Be. Don’t Automatically Trust Emails From Friends and Colleagues. Malicious users can send emails that appear to have come from anyone. An email from a friend or colleague may have come from a hacked account. Contact your friend or colleague directly if you have concerns about […]

Security Awareness Tip of The Day: Common Security Myth – I Don’t Have Anything a Hacker Would Want
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:49:03 +0000
Yes, you do. Hackers want to control your PC to send spam, distribute malware, or help launch a denial of service attack. Hackers want your information to use for identity theft and fraud. Most attacks are automated. Hackers simply seek out and compromise all vulnerable systems. For More Information: Sophos: Security Tips for the Workplace […]