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Helpful articles and practical steps you can follow to greatly improve your safety online.


All about spear-phishing emails

It seems there’s no shortage of cybersecurity threats that cautious individuals need to guard against. Phishing is on the most common methods that criminals use for breaching accounts, stealing credentials and compromising data, and there’s no shortage of variations on this technique, including SMS (short message service) phishing, or smishing, and spear-phishing, a kind of […]

How to add and use an authenticator app

A basic rule for keeping your accounts secure is to use a different password for all of them. This is so if someone gains access to one of your passwords, they won’t have the master key to all of your private information. However, remembering all of your passwords is nearly impossible, especially keeping in mind […]

Top cyber threats facing consumers: Personal cybersecurity tips

In July 2020, insurance company HSB released findings from a survey about consumer cyber threats. According to the results, 34% of respondents said they had experienced a cyber attack, with the most common incident cited being a malware or virus infection. While the threat landscape is broad, encouraging results from the survey indicated that consumers […]

Tips for young professionals: Maintaining a strong online reputation

Many recruiters now consider personal data posted online when evaluating a candidate for a job. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers will inspect an applicant’s social media profiles before hiring them.  As information you share on the internet becomes increasingly accessible to others, what steps are you taking to manage your online brand? […]

Stop social engineering for better cybersecurity

According to 2019 data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, about 1,300 complaints were filed with the agency each day that year. A substantial portion of these concerns contained some form of social engineering, a tactic that can be deployed online, over the phone or during in-person interactions. What is social engineering? A 2019 […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Top tips for securing home and work devices

October may bring to mind thoughts of ghosts and ghouls, but it’s also a time to consider the real-life implications of some potentially dangerous situations. After all, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM). Sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), NCAM is an opportunity to […]