CSAM: The Future of Connected Devices

Posted on: October 30, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Devices, Info Security, NCSAM
Don't get tricked this October! Treat yourself with Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month

In the final week Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), check out this video about how technological innovations, such as faster data transmission and more, might impact online experiences for consumers and business.

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If You Connect It, Protect It

Posted on: October 9, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Devices, Info Security, NCSAM
If you connect it, protect it. Keep software on all your connected devices up to date. Cybersecurity Awareness Month logo. Staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month

Internet-connected devices are among everyday norms for most people, and in recent years, the use of smart home devices has skyrocketed. Learn more about these devices and the importance of securing them.

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12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Secure Your Mobile Devices

Posted on: December 18, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Devices, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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Mobile devices are great for bringing a wealth of information to our fingertips while on the go. But with the increased functionality of these tools and the convenience that they offer, our personal information is more vulnerable to a number of cyber security threats. See tips to help you safeguard your devices and details about the steps you should take if your mobile device is lost or stolen.

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12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Protect Yourself Against the Dangers of Public Wi-Fi Networks

Posted on: December 13, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Devices, Info Security, Online Safety Tips

It’s the holiday season, but also a prime time for online scammers. According to the FBI, a half-billion dollars in losses from scams were reported last years to its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Whether you’re doing some last minute shopping, searching for opportunities to give back to your community or planning holiday travel, over the next 12 days, we’ll update you on some of the latest cyber security threats and share tips to help keep you safe online as you look to make the most of the holiday season.

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Own it: You can help keep the internet safer, more secure

Posted on: October 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Devices, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
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As we observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, consider what you’re doing to keep the internet safer and more secure. Follow these tips to stay safe online. 

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Securing smart devices and protecting personal information

Posted on: October 19, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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We live in a world of smart cities, connected devices, and digitized records. Smart devices allow us stay connected and updated on what is happening around the world, and help us keep up with our fast-paced lives. Although smart devices are immensely useful, they are fueled by our personal information, which can be dangerous. By …

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What is malware?

Posted on: June 22, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Malware is software used to perform malicious actions.  You may have recently heard about one type of malware called ransomware during the WannaCry attack.  Read an in-depth analysis of WannaCry.  There are several actions you can take to help protect against malware attacks.  One action is thinking before clicking on attachments or links in unsolicited …

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The rise of ransomware

Posted on: March 16, 2016 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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The beginning of March saw the first case of ransomware successfully attacking Apple computers. According to a CNN Money report, Palo Alto Networks spotted ransomware KeRanger on OS X on March 4 and promptly notified Apple. Even though Apple rectified the situation to prevent further infections of KeRanger, it’s important to understand ransomware and what …

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Protecting your smartphone data

Posted on: March 2, 2016 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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Apple recently made headlines by refusing to obey a court order to hack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Shortly thereafter, a number of tech executives expressed their support of Apple, including CEOs at Google and Twitter. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, it’s important to understand …

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Apple releases OS X El Capitan and iOS 9

Posted on: September 30, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Tech Tips, Devices, Info Security

At the end of September, Apple unveiled its latest iteration of operating systems for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. While Apple touts that the new operating systems will increase performance and bring about other significant improvements, there are reasons why you might want to hold off on upgrading to the latest platform. Read on for an …

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