Increase Your IQ: Stay cyber-safe this holiday season!

Our job is to help you stay cyber-safe any time! This month’s newsletter will highlight some of the cybersecurity dangers that come along with the holiday season.

Don’t get hacked this holiday season!

Phishing and shipping scams

We hear a lot about phishing scams in our work emails, but it can also happen in our personal emails.

Increase Your IQ: Don’t fall for these phishy tricks

Common phishing tactics

Phishing emails are one of the most common cybersecurity threats. With about 319 billion emails sent and received each day, users need to be on high alert for phishing attacks.

According to Proofpoint’s 2021 State of the Phish report, 75% of organizations around the world experienced a phishing attack in 2020, and 74% of those attacks targeting US businesses were successful.

Increase Your IQ: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cyberattacks are speeding up

Organizations have been a driving force behind cybersecurity awareness and training. It’s more important than ever to be up to date with cybersecurity knowledge so attacks don’t happen on your watch. For Cybersecurity Awareness Month you’ll read about damaging attacks that occurred in 2021 — and how employee actions changed the outcome.

Increase Your IQ: Armor up! Secure your system with these apps

Our phones are our lifelines. They store everything from our most precious pictures to our sensitive, private credit card information. Though our phones have fingerprint readers and facial recognition, is that enough to keep all our information secure? In this month's newsletter, you’ll learn about three different apps that add layers of security to your devices.

Increase Your IQ: Summertime cyber-safety tips

Don't let the summer heat make you forget to be cyber-safe!

Summer is a time full of fun and vacations! It’s also a busy time for cyber-criminals who want to steal your information. Before you leave for vacation, let’s talk about a few things you can do to keep yourself cyber-safe!

Here are some great summertime travel tips!

Avoid free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi seems convenient, especially when you’re on the road.

Increase Your IQ: Cybersecurity for parents of K-12 students

Protecting your children from cyber risks in an online world!

June is the time to become more aware of your children’s online activities. Parents need to know how to protect their children from cyber risks in an ever-evolving digital world.

But wait! What are the risks?

Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that occurs online.

Increase Your IQ: Protect yourself from tax scams

Protecting yourself and your data during tax season!

May 17th is this year’s tax filing day in the United States. Many Americans are preparing to file their taxes online, while many cybercriminals are preparing tax scams.

How to protect your personal information during tax season

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reports that more than 2.4 million Americans have fallen victim to scams via phone, physical mail and email.

Increase Your IQ: World Backup Day

March 31st is World Backup Day!

Today, we store so much of our information in digital form. We document our lives with digital photos, videos, and other data. Backing it all up is so easy to do — and yet, too many of us don’t do it!

Key points for data backup

A backup is just another copy of the information you keep on your computer or phone.