Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Capital One Breach

Recently, the world became aware of a data breach at Capital One, and unfortunately, cybercriminals are jumping at the opportunity to capitalize on the potential victims. In a new scam, hackers are tricking Capital One cardholders into giving out personal information by claiming to be a representative of the company contacting them in regards to the recent breach.

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about how cybercriminals are using the Capital One breach to steal personal information and how you can avoid falling into their trap.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor


VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • Don’t give out personal or identifying details to someone over the phone

  • Monitor your credit lines, bank accounts, and credit reports on a regular basis

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately

The company said the vulnerabilities are potentially "wormable," meaning affected computers could spread viruses and malware without any action on the user's part.

There are "potentially hundreds of millions of vulnerable computers," Simon Pope, Microsoft's director of Incident Response, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.

"It is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible because of the elevated risks associated with wormable vulnerabilities like these, and downloads for these can be found in the Microsoft Security Update Guide," he said.

Windows 10 users that have enabled automatic updates are already protected. For those who update manually, they can click the search button and type "Windows Update" to access the update tool. MORE

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: CEO Fraud

CEO Fraud, also known as a Business Email Compromise Scam, is a popular tool among cybercriminals. Leveraging an employee’s eagerness to satisfy their boss’ requests, CEO Fraud is a dangerous scam that is difficult to spot.

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about CEO Fraud and some signs that you can be on the lookout for to spot these in the future.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor


CEO FRAUD VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • Always check the subject header and domain names for errors

  • Verify requests with a trusted colleague before completing any suspicious task

Cybersecurity Compliance Calendar Update

Starting today Advisor Armor introduces an improved notification system for our cybersecurity compliance calendar. Calendar invitations, for the dates chosen by the administrator of your account, will be emailed. Then, on the corresponding calendar date, email notifications will be sent with the necessary task instructions. We hope this calendar invitation will improve the access and utilization of the many service elements included in your coverage.

You may update your compliance calendar inside your dashboard under Maintain or complete a new one using this linked form below.

https://forms.gle/NqK6xM84giMufe4p6

If all goes as expected we will replace the existing reminder system with the above by Friday, August 9th 2019.

Thank you.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Unwanted Vacation Souvenir

Vacation rentals can be a great way to spend family time during the summer. However, certain activities you do could lead to negative consequences.

In this week’s security tip video, learn about the potential souvenirs you could be leaving behind while travelling and how to best protect your information.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor

Video

Quick Tips

  • Consider using a VPN anytime you use Wi-Fi at a vacation rental.

  • Always make sure you are logging out of any account you are signing into on a public or shared device.

Monthly Security News

This month's topic:  Defending Data

We live in a connected world where sensitive data has effectively become currency. As such, understanding how to protect that information has become an imperative part of our daily routines.

In this month’s newsletter learn the importance of data classification, what cybercriminals do with stolen data and the impact on our lives both professionally and personally.



or paste this URL into your browser –
https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/52/attachment/?brand_key=dl73v
 

Quick Tips

  • PII is any information that could be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity.

  • Always make sure you know what role you play in protecting PII.

You are receiving these weekly security tips and newsletters as part of your organization's efforts to create a security-minded workforce. These emails are sent on behalf of  and are intended for all staff to watch, read and engage with to protect sensitive information.

Q3 Training Session

In a few isolated instances the current Q3 training session module (Worked Episode 10) shows incomplete progress due to an unresolved combination of browser/pop up settings. This glitch is being studied and addressed but for the time being, if it does occur, we will monitor and manually finish the session for those who show incomplete. This was done today but not before auto reminders to “finish the course” were sent. It will be done prior to going forward prior.

Advisor Armor now approved by FINRA

In addition to the multitude of other endorsements as the industry leader and pioneer in Cybersecurity Compliance for Independent Financial Professionals Advisor Armor is now approved by FINRA.

This email is to acknowledge that your compliance offering has been published
in the FINRA Compliance Vendor Directory (CVD) for the following
category/categories: Compliance Consulting, Cybersecurity

Advisor Armor is listed in the FINRA Compliance Vendor Directory.

If you have any questions, call the FINRA Call Center at 301-590-6500 or
email FINRA staff at
compliancevendordirectory@finra.org

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Charity Scams

Just when you thought they couldn't stoop any lower! Scammers are posing as charities by creating fake websites to steal charitable donations meant for good causes.

In this week’s security tip learn how charity scams work and the steps that you can take to ensure your donation is going to the right place.

Watch this week's Security Tip by

Advisor Armor

VIDEO

Quick Tips

  • Stick with charities you know and trust.

  • Many reputable charities allow you to designate what you want your donation to support.

Q3 2019 Advisor Armor Training

2019’s third quarter training begins Monday, July 15th. This quarters training consists of topics related to working remotely, at home, and securing devices. A short quiz follows the exercises. Total time for all is 15 minutes and as a reminder you have until 9/15/19 to complete this. Reminders go out automatically to all every 15 days.

We will soon begin sending weekly status reports to all administrators.

And, just a reminder to keep your Learner Roster up to date in your dashboard and that whitelisting instructions are recommended to ensure delivery. They are here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IGBlDjlwifT58WeOMWsorhb_x0YWTWMRLjY5BHONfi4/edit

Thank you.