Category: Cybersecurity

How to Avoid Tax Scams

Posted January 15 2018 in Cybersecurity

The bad guys love filing your taxes for you – but they usually make sure your hard-earned tax refunds go to themselves instead of you.  Here is a list of things you can do to help: Be very cautious with tax-related emails: Generally, the IRS does not reach out via email. Remember, just because the email looks…

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How Does the Equifax Breach Affect You?

Posted September 15 2017 in Cybersecurity

Last week, credit monitoring company Equifax announced that up to 143 million U.S. consumers’ information was fraudulently accessed. This breach is estimated to affect more than half of all US adults.  According to the notice, most of the consumer information accessed includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers, as well…

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How to Avoid the Bad Guy Help Desk

Posted June 1 2017 in Cybersecurity

How do I know this is a legitimate request? Let me start by explaining social engineering.  In this context, social engineering is the use of deception to manipulate you into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.  In other words, fraudsters use commonly available channels to find information they can…

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Security Steve is in love…

Posted February 13 2017 in Cybersecurity

…with keeping you safe this holiday! One of the security vendors we work with often recommends sending family, friends, and coworkers cautionary messages during periods of time where scamming ramps up. Based on the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d pass this one along.  These suggestions apply not only to your work email, but also your…

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