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.

Increase Your IQ: International Safer Internet Day

Together, we learn how to safely navigate the internet

Whether you use the internet for work, play or to socialize, take time this month to think about ways you should use technology safely.

5 tips to safer internet browsing

Think about ways you use the internet and the devices to access it.

Increase Your IQ: Removable Media

Here Anthony “don’t call me Tony” shares a lesson on yet another method hackers employ to sneak malware onto your machine and company network.

Have you ever found or USB drive or other removeable media just lying around?  Hackers are known to leave these little drives inside or around office buildings with the hope an unsuspecting person grabs it and decides to plug it in to their own machine.

Increase Your IQ: Working Remotely

As you likely already know, working from home or the road is more challenging than working from the office, especially if you want to remain secure and keep your data protected. Have you ever used the public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or elsewhere? From your experience, which Wi-Fi network provides the safest connection:

Starbucks Wi-Fi

Only Secured Wi-Fi networks provide potentially safe connections.

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Interested in how you can protect your organization?
Check out how Fluid Networks protects their customers using security awareness training and phishing simulation:

Interested, give us a call at (805) 585-6350 to see how we can help you stay protected.

Increase Your IQ: Physical Security

Ever wonder why you have to use a keycard to enter your own office? As Anthony warns, if you let anyone in without going through security, anything could happen – internal docs stolen off of a printer, someone using an unattended and unlocked computer, possibly even sneaking a thumb drive with malware onto a machine to infect the entire company! Beware of “tailgaters” and persons “piggybacking” your entry into the building.