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.

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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.

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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.

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Mystery Shopper Scams

Mystery shopping can be a great way to earn some extra cash by providing feedback on your shopping experiences at specified retailers. Although many legitimate mystery shopping programs exist, phony opportunities are out there, so do your homework before you sign up!

In this week’s security tip video, learn more about mystery shopper scams and how to protect yourself from becoming the next victim.

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Quick Tips

  • If an opportunity is legitimate, you won’t have to pay any type of fee to join the program.

  • Research all companies you’re considering working with by looking at online reviews and comments.

Monthly Newsletter

This month's topic:  The Comprehensive Guide to Security Awareness

This year, why not make a resolution to prioritize security awareness in both our personal and professional lives? Sharpening our security skills can help us become better human firewalls to protect the information we access and use.

In this month’s security newsletter, learn some components of what it takes to become a strong human firewall and how you can take your security awareness to the next level.



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Quick Tips

  • Always report a security incident, regardless of how small it may seem.

  • If you add a new smart device to your home, be sure to update the default username and password immediately.

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Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: 2018 Cybercrime Recap

2018 was another big year for cybercrime. As we move into the new year, it is imperative that we take lessons from some of the more common cyber threats from 2018 to ensure we are better prepared for the new threats ahead.

In this week’s security tip, learn about five threats from the previous year that we should be aware of to better protect our information.

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Quick Tips

  • Stay alert for unusual email requests that appear to come from key executives.

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

Weekly Security Tip

This week's topic: Electronic Pickpocketing

Traditional pickpocketing has always been a concern in crowded public locations, but new advancements in technology have allowed scammers to steal sensitive financial information without even touching their victims.

In this week’s security tip, learn more about the threat of electronic pickpocketing and how you can protect your information.

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Quick Tips

  • Check your credit cards to see if the radio frequency symbol is present.

  • Conceal your vulnerable cards in an RFID blocking wallet or purse.