Q4 2019 Advisor Armor Data Security Training Starts Soon!

The official Q4 2019 Advisor Armor Data Security Training course will be introduced to your Learner Roster within the next 48 hours. This quarters’ course expands upon tools, habits, and techniques to allow users to better secure their own devices and browsing. We will also provide clues users can employ to detect being hacked.

As always:

  • You can update and manage your Learner Roster from inside the dashboard under the Maintain section.

  • The course will run for 60 days and provide auto reminders every 15 days to those who have not completed it.

  • Weekly status reports will go out every Monday to your designated Report Recipient.

  • Some of the elements may, depending on browser bandwidth, require a loading time. You can also refresh the browser as that may help.

  • A downloadable certificate will be offered to those who complete the course. We will maintain records inside the dashboard quarterly.

The Key Answers to the 10 question quiz are linked here:

Assessment Questions and Key

Thank you.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Credit Freeze

We can take many security steps to protect our information but setting up a credit freeze or a credit lock can be a great way to instantly elevate the security of your personal information.

In this week’s security tip video, learn the difference between a credit freeze and a credit lock, and how they can help raise your security.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor

TRAINING VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • A credit freeze prohibits any new accounts from being opened in your name.

  • A credit freeze is free for anyone to activate.

White Listing Test Update

Per the message below we have begun a 3-day test to evaluate your incorporation of the advanced whitelisting instructions below. We will flag those that bounce and advise by end of the week.

In preparation for the Q4 2019 training on October 15th, we want to ensure the deliverability of these training and phishing efforts sent from non-Advisor Armor domains.

Please see and implement our updated whitelisting instructions here:

WHITELISTING INSTRUCTIONS

These updates were required due to the presence of many new filtering systems and appliances designed to stop spam. We will also run a short test next week, to only account administrators, attempting to identify those who are bouncing back.

Thank you.

Training and Testing Update

In preparation for the Q4 2019 training on October 15th we want to ensure deliverability of these training and phishing efforts sent from non-Advisor Armor domains. Please see and implement our updated whitelisting instructions here:

WHITELISTING INSTRUCTIONS

These updates were required due to the presence of many new filtering systems and appliances designed to stop spam. We will also run a short test next week, to only account administrators, attempting to identify those who are bouncing back.

Thank you.

Monthly Newsletter

This month's topic:  Living the Human Firewall Life

Being a human firewall is more than just not clicking on obvious phishing links; it's a lifestyle choice that improves overall security no matter where you go or what you do.

In this month's security newsletter, learn some of the traits that a true human firewall exhibits as well as how and when to report an incident.


NEWSLETTER

Quick Tips

  • Trust your instincts when it comes to incident reporting. If something seems off, report it!

  • A human firewall reads emails carefully, hovers over links, and treats all requests for sensitive data with skepticism.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Avoid Android Malware

Android is the most common operating system among mobile phone users which makes them a top target among cybercriminals. Following these tips can help keep your devices safe.

In this week’s security tip video, learn some of the tips and tricks you can follow to protect Android devices.

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Advisor Armor


VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • Look up an app’s creator before downloading one of their apps.

  • Have a good understanding of what permissions you are enabling for each app.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Line of Credit Scam

Taking out a line of credit using your home’s equity can be a great way for homeowners to obtain some beneficial funds. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are aware of this interest and are using their tricks to steal your financial information or payments.

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about these line of credit scams and the red flags you should be on the lookout for.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor

VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • Watch out for ads promising interest rates significantly lower than the norm.

  • Don’t deal with individuals or organizations you haven’t thoroughly vetted.

Risk Alert

NAIC Issues Alert About Fake Emails

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has issued a warning related to a phishing scam targeting insurance producers. The phishing scam consists of an email regarding a falsified insurance claim that has been submitted to the NAIC.  Insurance producers in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin have reported receiving these emails. 

The fraudulent email displays the NAIC and CIPR logos and presents itself as being sent from consumerprotection@naic.org or someone using a Gmail email account representing themselves as the NAIC. The email asks the recipient to click on a link to download the complaint notification. The emails are actually from a fraudulent account and will infect a computer with malware if the recipient opens the attachment.

Some anti-virus products will detect that this is a malicious email. However, if you receive a similar email and have any concerns, please contact the NAIC Service Desk at 816-783-8500.