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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Tips for Avoiding Phishing

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The 2018 edition represents an important milestone for the occasion – the 15th anniversary of its original proclamation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. NCSAM is a great opportunity to brush up on your security practices and also learn new techniques […]

Don’t open email spam, delete it unread

Never respond to email spam, as this will confirm to the sender that it is a “live” address. Have a primary and secondary email address – one for people you know and one for all other purposes. Avoid giving out your email address unless you know how it will be used. Never purchase anything advertised […]

Urgent emails – think before you act

Ignore emails or communications that create a sense of urgency and require you to respond to a crisis, such as a problem with your bank account or taxes. Imposter scams happen when you receive an email or call seemingly from a government official, family member, or friend urgently requesting that you wire them money to […]

Ransomware primer: The risks and what you can do

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing forms of malware.

Don’t install anything you didn’t mean to

Ads and pop-ups frequently ask that you install a new program or update. They might make their case by insisting a common application – such as Adobe Flash Player – is outdated. Phishing emails sometimes take similar approaches to get you to download an attachment. Don’t fall for them; avoid installing anything unless you intended […]