Cybersecurity Articles

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

By Plumas Bank October 03, 2022 Cybersecurity

Plumas Bank recently announced that it has signed on as a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices.  “Plumas Bank is proud to be a 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month …

Protecting Your Business from Phishing Attacks

By Aaron Boigon - Plumas Bank EVP and Chief Information Officer September 28, 2021 Cybersecurity

So, there was the time that your company had a presentation about the dangers of phishing during a staff meeting … Oh.  You didn’t?  A training session on phishing doesn’t need to be boring — YouTube is full of examples of ways to do it well — and the subject needs to be addressed regularly at any company that cares about its …

Cybersecurity 101: Tips for Small Business

By Aaron Boigon - Plumas Bank EVP and Chief Information Officer September 30, 2020 Cybersecurity

Technology is as important to most businesses as quick reflexes are to a crocodile hunter; without it your business might end up missing a few important parts. This is because most businesses today, no matter the size or industry, are really technology companies. Not convinced? Here’s the test. Imagine your office with no computers, no …

Cybersecurity 101: Digital Spring Cleaning

By Aaron Boigon - Plumas Bank EVP and Chief Information Officer April 09, 2020 Cybersecurity

You might be thinking of doing some spring cleaning. After all, that house isn’t going to clean itself. Why not use some of this same go-getter spring cleaning attitude to do a little sprucing up of your digital house? Here are a few suggestions about where to start: That Password Mess Let’s face it, you’ve got lousy, weak passwords and you …

How to create passwords that are long, strong and memorable

By Plumas Bank August 02, 2019 Cybersecurity

Experts warn that strong passwords are key to keeping your personal information safe. Here are some helpful tips on how to create long, strong and memorable passwords: Make your passwords: Long and strong - Plumas Bank requires a minimum of 8 characters; however, your password can be as long as 15 characters. Use a random mixture of …