Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Debt Relief Scam

As many individuals struggle with certain bills and debts, any relief options are often a welcomed conversation. Unfortunately, scammers are posing as debt relief organizations, tricking their victims into paying them in hopes of settling their debts.

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about how these debt relief scams work and some tips you can take if you’re considering accepting a debt settlement.

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Quick Tips

  • Ask for a return phone number, company name and the caller’s identification to do some research.

  • Verify with your original creditor that you are permitted to work with this new entity.

2019 Q2 Advisor Armor Data Security Training

On April 15th the second quarter 2019 Advisor Armor Training will begin. Your current learner roster will be sent invitations that look like this below and they will have 60 days to complete. As usual there will be reminders every 15 days to those who have not done so. This sessions courses included Business Email Compromise as well as a deeper look in to phishing diagnostics. There will also be a couple brief quizzes to which the answer key is below. The session should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Thank you.

Hello Learner Name,

Note: This email is authentic and part of Advisor Armor's ongoing data security training.  Please do not disregard.

To access your training from Advisor Armor now, please follow this link: Link

Note that NO username and password are required. The course you are taking is called “2019 Q2 Advisor Armor Data Security Training” and includes 6 interactive training modules.

You have 2 days to complete your training and you will be reminded to complete it every few days. For the best possible experience, you should plan on taking your training at a computer with audio, but closed captions are also provided if audio is not an option.

Thank you!

Business Email Compromise

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1759bRAv-r1-fiBjROtl6ZJCO6PK8zTpGvCS7ag9xGpk/edit?usp=sharing

Phishing in Brief

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TXhOQErXzwTtJ-SScQ39hDXxcwfbxgbnDHEM74Ewj1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Credential Cracking Attacks

Credential cracking and credential stuffing are some of the latest attacks conducted by cybercriminals. Using data collected from various data breaches found on the Dark Web, cybercriminals can use these attacks to brute force their way into accounts quickly and easily.

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about how these attacks are perpetrated and how you can protect your accounts and information.

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Quick Tips

  • Use strong and unique passwords across all of your accounts.

  • When large breaches are reported, you can expect a major spike in these credential stuffing attacks.

Monthly Newsletter

This month's topic:  Privacy, PII and ID Theft

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is a part of our everyday lives. Both at work and in our personal lives, we possess and access large amounts of sensitive data that must be protected.

In this month's security newsletter, learn why PII is so important and how you can protect it both at work and at home.



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Quick Tips

  • It is vital to use strong and unique passwords or passphrases for every single account.

  • PII is any sensitive data that can be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: 5 Facebook Security Tips

As the leading social networking site, Facebook has become a hotbed for cybercriminals to target their victims. While Facebook has ramped up their security measures, you are still the best bodyguard in the fight to keep your information safe.

This week, learn five security tips to help keep your information safe on Facebook.

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Quick Tips

  • Enable login alerts to see what device accessed your account and where the access took place.

  • Remove friends that are inactive and those who are not actually your friends in real life.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Fake Check Scam

Fake check scams are a popular trick in a scammer’s toolbelt. Using simple, non-technical methods, scammers are conning people out of their hard-earned money.

In this week’s security tip, learn about how fake check scams work and the warning signs you should watch out for.

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Quick Tips

  • Never accept overpayments for goods or services you’ve provided.

  • Never accept a check in exchange for a wire-transfer.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Cybersecurity Risks with Social Media

Social media sites are among the most popular areas on the internet. This increase in popularity has also given rise to many cybersecurity risks that all users should be aware of.

In this week’s security tip, learn some of the cybersecurity risks associated with social media platforms.

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Quick Tips

  • Never use your social media accounts to detail your travel plans.

  • Always use strong and unique passwords across all your social media platforms.

Monthly Newsletter

This month's topic:  The Simple Side of Security

Keeping information safe and secure does not have to be challenging and complex. Many of the fundamentals of security come from simple and non-technical actions that anyone can follow.

In this month’s security newsletter, learn some simple tips you can follow to boost your security awareness.



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Quick Tips

  • Keep a clean desk at work to ensure that sensitive documents are properly secured.

  • If you randomly find a USB drive or any other form of media, don’t plug it in to view the contents.

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 Advisor Armor and are intended for all staff to watch, read and engage with to protect sensitive information.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Sextortion Scams

An eerie and unnerving scam is taking the threat of blackmail to a new level. Regardless of their apparent validity, sextortion scams can be unsettling and will make us think twice about what we keep on our phones and devices.

In this week’s security tip, learn more about how sextortion scams work and the steps you can take to avoid becoming the next victim.

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Quick Tips

  • If you receive a sextortion threat, never pay the ransom proposed by the cybercriminal.

  • Cover the camera lens in your computer by using electrical tape or with a camera cover.

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 Advisor Armor and are intended for all staff to watch, read and engage with to protect sensitive information.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Pyramid Schemes

Pyramid schemes have been around for years through countless different products and services. By using attractive marketing techniques and “get rich quick” tactics, these pyramid schemes trick individuals into becoming a distributor for a potentially phony product.

In this week’s security tip, learn more about how pyramid schemes work and the tricks you should be watching out for.

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Quick Tips

  • Many products sold through pyramid schemes are not sold on store shelves but rather through distributors, like friends and family members.

  • Multi-level marketing structures are not illegal, but many do profit mostly by duping individuals into joining a company by offering benefits that are too good to be true.