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Nov
02
Cyber Awareness During Elections



With Election propaganda in-your-face at every turn, it’s easy to get lax about cyber security. In reality, this is the time to increase awareness and be vigilant!


Election cycles can muster up a large uptick in scams. Cybercriminals use phishing emails, phone scams and malicious fake websites to prey on the heightened political climate. Keep a level head and make sure you are applying common sense practices to avoid making a contribution to a cybercriminal's campaign.


Share this knowledge with your friends and family outside of work. We all must stay informed on these scams!


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Oct
12
Avoid Getting Scammed on Amazon Prime Day

If you’re gearing up to snag bargains during Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, beware that cybercriminals are prepping too! Researchers are seeing a recent spike in phishing and malicious websites that are fraudulently using the Amazon brand. Prime Day actually happens over two days—this year the event falls on Oct. 13 to 14. Don’t let fear make you miss out on great deals! Avoid getting scammed by staying alert and paying attention to details.
Tips to Avoid Prime Day Scams:



  1. Start on Amazon.com

  2. Ensure purchase experience is unchanged

  3. Inspect site usability and details; leave if incorrect


For more detailed tips and information, check out the following sources:


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Oct
01
OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!


The lack of awareness amongst employees is a leading cause of a successful ransomware attack against a small business. This month we will highlight 5 types of social engineering scams to know, starting with phishing...



Phishing is the leading tactic use by today's ransomware hackers, typically delivered in the form of an email, chat, web ad or website designed to impersonate a real system and organization. Often crafted to deliver a sense of urgency, the message within these emails often appears to be from the government or a major corporation and can include logos and branding.


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