Let’s Talk Passwords

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
Follow these simple tips to help secure your accounts and information:   1. The longer the password, the better. Even moderately simple long passwords take longer to crack than short complex passwords. Still, make sure to not use basics that hackers would start with such as 1234567890987654321, abc…, ThisIsMyEmailPassword, etc.…

Be on the Lookout for Scams Related to COVID-19

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
COVID-19 has created more opportunities for phishing scams and cybersecurity attacks. These can come in the form of fraudulent emails from health organizations or your employer about changes in processes, websites with malicious maps, or fictitious requests from charities needing your help.   What can you do to help keep…

Tips To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
Trends in social engineering attacks Social engineering is on the rise, so it’s especially important to be vigilant against these attacks. The following are new trends in the world of social engineering: Vishing: The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) scam: The target receives a call, email, or a visit from a…

Protecting Yourself on Vacation

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by: Kitty T., Marketing Coordinator
Whether your spring break is in full swing, or you're getting back to your routine after a trip, it's important to be aware of how to protect yourself before, during, and after a vacation. Vacations give thieves and fraudsters opportunity to take advantage of empty homes and high spending. To truly have…

Data Compromises – How to Protect Yourself

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
Seems like data compromises aren’t getting the attention they used to. Perhaps it’s become an everyday occurrence that as users and clients, we’ve become more desensitized to the news. Although tempting, our vigilance as the end user is crucial in protecting our data. Following up from our last quarter update,…
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