Security

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing is on the rise

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing is on the rise…don’t fall victim to these attacks! Welcome to NCSAM week 2! This week we’ll take an in-depth look at three of the most common social engineering attacks, and the characteristics that aid in correctly identifying them. But before we reach that three-way fork,… Continue reading »

Update your software now to be ready for fall!

No matter your hardware platform of choice or what software you use, they all need updates from time to time, often to protect you and your data from loss or harm. Run through this brief checklist to ensure your systems are as ready as you are for the fall. 1. Install… Continue reading »

FBI warns about fraud risk on LinkedIn

It’s officially summer, and the criminals hope to enjoy it with your money! The scams that the FBI has investigated recently involve a person that may contact you via LinkedIn offering some sort of cryptocurrency investment advice. They want you to invest in a platform or market that they recommend,… Continue reading »

Tax season is here…lookout for related scams

Around this time last year the IRS shared a notice regarding a new, aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers. This year, the scammers have apparently invested in some automation and are using robocalls to threaten taxpayers with SSN suspension or cancellation unless their call is returned. Please do not… Continue reading »

Identity Resilience

Identity theft isn’t new, it’s been around since the 1800s. Anytime personal information is stolen and used to commit fraud, it is ID theft. The modern era has amplified the ability to commit this type of crime, and now we see frequent attempts to do this, especially during a crisis. Continue reading »

Three Basic Tips for Protecting Your Home Computer

Amid the ongoing events and our recently remote arrangements, you may find yourself in a different location or using a home computer for your work duties. OIT has the following three tips for using your own personal hardware to do your work. Following this advice will better protect you, your… Continue reading »

Traveling? Stay secure while in motion

Cybersecurity Tips For Travelers Before You Go Update your mobile software. Treat your mobile device like your home or work computer. Keep your operating system software and apps updated, which will improve your device’s ability to defend against malware. Back up your information. Back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile… Continue reading »