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Dec11, 2019

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Scams

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us associate the end of the year as a time of thanks and giving. But it’s also a time of taking! Scammers and fraudsters love getting into the holiday spirit. The biggest difference for them, of course, is they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice. So, as you celebrate the season, when you’re out there buying gifts, or volunteering, or whatever you do to enjoy or survive the holidays, stay alert [...]

Dec05, 2019

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams and Robocalls

By |Guest Post, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

No one is safe from phone scams. Last year, $1.48 billion was stolen, and 5 billion robocalls were projected to occur in 2019.  The key to avoiding scam calls is knowing how to spot them. Scammers typically pose as trusted entities like a well-known company, a government agency, or a popular charity organization, making it difficult to separate a crook from a legitimate caller. But if you know what to look for, you can easily sniff [...]

Nov26, 2019

Venmo security: Peer-to-peer payment apps are riskier than you think

By |Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

Sending money to your friends is now as simple as tapping a button on your phone. It’s so easy, in fact, that mobile payment services such as Venmo have turned the experience into social media. When you pay your buddy for the hot dog and Pepsi he bought for you at the Nashville Predators game, your transaction is publicly posted in the Venmo app for all of your friends to see and react to. You’re [...]

Nov20, 2019

Security experts: Test your knowledge

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness 101|

You’re pretty clued up when it comes to cybersecurity, right? You’ve got your anti-virus system in place, great passwords, and you’d never download a dodgy file or visit a strange website. You’ve even aced your security awareness training and regularly conduct random phishing tests to see how well you can recognize risks. You don’t want to sound smug, but hackers aren’t pulling one over on you anytime soon. That’s all great, but even that may [...]

Nov13, 2019

Disaster Plan: Your Business Needs One ASAP

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Tips and Tricks|

Maybe your business has never experienced a major disaster before, which is all the more reason to prepare for one. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods annually inflict billions of dollars in damages on businesses across the country. It seems fairly obvious that your business should have a disaster plan in place before a disaster occurs. Yet, 70 percent of small-business owners say they don’t have one.. That can be extremely dangerous for your business. Consider [...]

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