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  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – October 2018

    by Christopher McCool | Sep 27, 2018
    The 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is almost here! October 1st will kick off this month-long campaign devoted to ensuring everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.
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  • Avoiding Many Types of Malware

    by Christopher McCool | Sep 11, 2018
    We all know it happens – computers crash, malware infects them, or somebody downloads that cool, new program that crashes everything! While there are many tips and tricks of great value for preventing your devices and data from being compromised, it is important to also have a backup of your information in case something goes wrong!
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  • Want to keep your data? Back it up!

    by Christopher McCool | Aug 09, 2018
    We all know it happens – computers crash, malware infects them, or somebody downloads that cool, new program that crashes everything! While there are many tips and tricks of great value for preventing your devices and data from being compromised, it is important to also have a backup of your information in case something goes wrong!
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  • Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

    by Christopher McCool | Jul 06, 2018
    This month, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, we aim to provide some valuable tips on staying cyber safe while heading on a summer vacation. Whether you are out exploring or relaxing, it is important to strive to be as secure as possible with your digital devices and information.
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  • How to Spot Phishing Messages Like a Pro

    by Christopher McCool | Jun 18, 2018
    When a user falls for a phishing message, the malicious actor achieves their purpose of getting the victim to hand over sensitive information such as login names and passwords. Though we count on technologies and controls to minimize threats, phishing exploits users through social engineering, which allows the malicious actors to side step these protections.
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  • Reducing your Information Footprint

    by Christopher McCool | May 14, 2018
    While spring cleaning your home and, if you’re like me, the top of your desk, consider also cleaning up your information footprint. Your information footprint is how much information about you is recorded and available in both digital and paper formats.
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  • Securing Devices by Making Simple Changes

    by Christopher McCool | Apr 19, 2018
    Many people may not consider their connected devices to be a security threat, but they absolutely can be. One of the issues with such devices is that many of them do not come configured with security in mind and connecting an unsecure device to your network is like leaving the back door to your house unlocked as it gives attackers access to your personal information.
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