Keeping the Holidays Free from Fraud: Tips for Your Business

November 23, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Owner working during the holidays

Soaring sales during the holiday season can give your small business the boost it needs to end the year on a high note. Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters are eager to grab their share of your profits. According to the 2019 American Express Digital Payments Survey, almost 30% of the sales ended up as fraudulent transactions …

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Secure Your Identity This Holiday Season

November 16, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Identity Thieves LOVE the Holidays  – The holiday season is an exciting time for consumers, and even more exciting for identity thieves. Criminals know that good cybersecurity practices are often put on the back burner when consumers are shopping for the perfect holiday gift.

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Hacked Without a Trace: The Threat of Fileless Malware

October 30, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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UNDERSTANDING FILELESS ATTACKS – Malware. The word alone makes us all cringe as we instantly relate it to something malicious happening on our computers or devices. Gone are the days when we thought the easiest way to protect our computers was to install the latest anti-everything. But today’s hackers no longer depend on victims downloading …

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Criminal Identity Theft – Are You at Risk?

October 29, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Go to Jail Gameboard

In the movie “Identity Thief,” Melissa McCarthy plays Diana, a woman who steals the identity of a man named Sandy, played by Jason Bateman. While using his credit card to buy drinks for a bar full of patrons, Diana tangles with the bartender and ends up getting arrested, giving Sandy’s name as her own. When …

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5 Tips to Protect Your Business Against Cyberattacks

October 28, 2020 | By:
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it’s the perfect time to implement a new educational training series for your employees. Continuous education programs can help safeguard your employees’ confidential information and protect against cyberattacks and data breaches that can lead to crippling financial damage, fraud, and identity theft.

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Broadvoice Data Leak Exposes 350 Million Personal Records

October 22, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Broadvoice Data Breach

Unsecured Database Leaks Personal Records and Voicemails – On October 1, 2020, security researchers at Comparitech discovered an unsecured database belonging to Broadvoice, a cloud-based communication company, that contained more than 350 million customer records, including voice message transcripts. The exposed Elasticsearch database enclosed personal details such as caller names, caller identification number, phone number, and location …

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Building a Culture of Security for Your Organization

September 30, 2020 | By:
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Why Workplace Security Depends on Employees – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and since its inception more than 17 years ago, it has been led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. This year’s theme encourages you and your organization to “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”, referring to implementing stronger …

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VPN: An Essential Tool in Your Security Toolbox

September 25, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

VPN Security Tool on Mobile Device

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs – Are you reading this blog post on a Virtual Private Network – a VPN? If you are, you can stop right here. You’re probably well versed already on the added online security this easy-to-use tool offers. But, if you’re unfamiliar with VPNs, this article is for you. …

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Lost or Stolen Social Security Card? What You Need to Know

September 17, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Hand reaching for dropped wallet

Most of us use our Social Security number all of the time, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, at the bank, or applying for government benefits and filing taxes. You need a Social Security number to apply for jobs, to open a credit card account, and even to get married. Because we use this number …

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