Here’s How to Protect Yourself — and Celebrate Data Privacy Week
By January 19, 2023 Cybersecurity
Quick quiz: What do the following seemingly random things have in common? a. How many steps you walked this week b. The name of your first pet c. Where you most recently vacationed Answer: They all are likely part of your digital footprint — the information you’ve shared (knowingly …
Don’t Take the Bait When It Comes to Phishing Scams
By October 24, 2022 Cybersecurity
Phishing scams get a lot of attention these days — rightly so, as that Nigerian prince is STILL hoping you’ll click the link to wire him that money. But have you ever wondered why the term is spelled with a “ph” instead of just traditional “fishing”? The term is a nod to “phreaking” — short for “phone freaking,” which was a fraudulent …
Update Your Software and Apps
By October 19, 2022 Cybersecurity
You know those update notifications you routinely get on smartphones and computers — the ones that often appear as one of many things to add to your never-ending to-do list? People typically respond in one of two ways: Camp 1: You despise them. In fact, seeing them makes you grumpy, it adds to your stress of things undone and unmanaged, …
Your Simple, Practical Guide to Creating Safe Passwords
By October 13, 2022 Cybersecurity
We get it: Passwords can be beyond frustrating — second only to doorbells in commercials, for those of us with dogs. (Seriously, please STOP with the TV doorbells, as some of us enjoy our calm dogs.) But the need to create, use and remember passwords is a routine part of our online lives. Of course we recommend combining them with some …
Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication: Extra Steps, BIG Safety ROI
By October 5, 2022 Cybersecurity
Cue the balloon drop and confetti: It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! OK fine, perhaps this national observance is only accompanied by spontaneous dancing in places like your friendly community bank but we do feel it’s a time to shower our valued clients with tips, tricks and ideas to help them be more safe and secure in the online …
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