Scams are always abundant in this day and age, but COVID-19 has quickly brought about societal shifts full of financial and economic uncertainty and of scared and vulnerable people, and scammers are already working the cause. Scam artists are always looking for opportunities to steal money and data from people and businesses, especially financial institutions. And this time is no different.
There’s no skirting around the fact that cyber security is a major threat and cause for alarm today. In August 2019 alone, 114.6 million financial records were leaked in 95 breaches around the world1—and that’s just the ones we know of. Only 10-12% of cybercrimes in the U.S. are reported.2
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) may be coming to an end, but we hope our continuous coverage has placed this very important topic at the top of your mind. Our goal this month was to provide tools, resources and information that can truly move the cybersecurity awareness needle.
We are nearing the end of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and we wanted to save the best for last. Social media is something that most of us (in one way or another) use daily. In fact, at least 69% of U.S. adults use at least one social media site!1
This month we have focused on numerous aspects of cybersecurity. Sometimes simply starting the conversation about cybersecurity is the first step in protecting your customers information from cyber criminals. Cybersecurity is becoming a huge factor for consumers when selecting an institution to partner with their business. It is also becoming an important step in the on-boarding process of a customer. However, there are steps that you can take to illustrate your cybersecurity protocols and make your customers feel at ease about doing business with you.
We are 24 days into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and we are still going strong! If you have been following our NCSAM journey, you now know that we are passionate about this topic and want to encourage everyone to be safer and more secure online. That’s why, today, we will be summarizing how the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.TM campaign came to be and what purpose it serves.
We create a digital trail with every click, share, send and post we make. Being connected is a part of our everyday lives now. Sometimes we may even feel that we can’t function without a certain app or piece of technology. Raise your hand if that app is your maps/navigation! 🙋 As we gravitate towards a world that is more focused on technology it is important that we protect and maintain our digital profile.
The pillars within this year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month are Own IT., Secure IT. and Protect IT. We have already talked about Own IT. in a previous blog post and you can read all about it here. Today we are going to discuss the ways that you can “Secure IT.” - IT being your digital profile.
Passwords are a necessary evil and should be protected at all costs, they are the true keys to your digital kingdom. If your passwords are compromised you can have issues as little as losing access to services, and at the maximum identity theft.
The cybersecurity of small businesses are sometimes overlooked leaving these companies vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals. The safeguarding of data for small businesses is not emphasized enough causing thousands of data breaches every year across the United States.