Are You Practicing Safe Social Networking?

Who Else Is Online? Social media sites are not well-monitored playgrounds with protectors watching over you to ensure your safety. When you use social media, do you think about who might be using it besides your friends and connections? Following are some of the other users you may encounter. Identity thieves. Cybercriminals need only a […]

Critical Updates Released for Windows and Adobe Products

Microsoft and Adobe both released a large number of critical security updates for a variety of products yesterday. These updates are believed to address vulnerabilities related to exploits developed (and later stolen from) the National Security Agency. Security researchers believe that that these exploits are already being used by hackers to attempt to compromise systems. […]

Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Follow these six National Cyber Security Alliance recommendations to better protect yourself online and make the Internet more secure for everyone: Fortify each online account or device. Enable the strongest authentication tools available. This might include biometrics, security keys, or unique one-time codes sent to your mobile device. Usernames and passwords are not enough to […]

Step Up to Stronger Passwords

A password is often all that stands between you and sensitive data. It’s also often all that stands between a cybercriminal and your account. Below are tips to help you create stronger passwords, manage them more easily, and take one further step to protect against account theft. Always: Use a unique password for each account […]

Information Security Tips for Travel

We all like to travel with our mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, or tablets) — whether it’s to the coffee shop around the corner or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a lot of information — including contacts, […]

Learn What It Takes to Refuse the Phishing Bait!

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to your institution’s sensitive data. In most cases, it doesn’t involve them rappelling from a ceiling’s skylight and deftly avoiding a laser detection system to hack into your servers; instead, they simply manipulate a community member. According to IBM’s 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, human error is […]

Phishing Alert from USG Cybersecurity

Hello Colleagues,  As we enter tax season, please be alert for an increase in phishing attempts. For the past few years, criminals have enjoyed some success using email campaigns to trick us into supplying our personal information to them. While phishing has many forms, campaigns this time of the year invite us to access our […]