Cyber Security Awareness – Be Aware!!!

By | Business, Commercial, cyber, cyber crime, cyber criminals, Cyber Insurance, cyber risk, cyber security, cybercrime, CyberScout, cybersecurity, Financial, Insurance, Internet, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, Risk Management, Technology

Now that it is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, what better time to educate yourself on the current levels of cybercrime around the world. More than half of mid-market businesses have experienced a data breach[1], and more than 175 million…

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

By | Bank Scam, Central, College Test Prep Scam, Education, Financial, Home, Insurance, internet safety, Netflix scam, Personal, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Security Administration Scam, Technology, vishing

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Security for a Discount on Your Home Insurance

By | Central, Education, Home, home security, home security system, homeowner policy, Insurance, Personal, Personal Insurance, Saving Money, security, security system, Technology

If you’re looking to give yourself a gift during the calm that arrives after the holiday madness, then look no further, as the perfect gift might come in the form of a win-win. The gift idea? A new home security…

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Start a New Year’s Tradition of Identity Protection

By | Central, Education, Financial, healthy identity, identity fraud, Identity Fraud and Credit Monitoring Program, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Risk Management, safe identity, Technology, wealthy identity

New Year’s Eve is truly a worldwide celebration associated with hundreds of different cultural traditions. In the U.S., people watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Canadians embrace the winter with ice fishing and polar bear…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

By | Central, Claims, Education, Holiday, holiday safety tips, Home, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, phishing, Prevention, privacy settings, Risk Management, Social Media, social media profile, stolen credit card, stolen identity, Technology

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This hol…

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Parents Must Be Firewall for Young Online Users

By | Communication, cyber criminals, cyber hygiene, CyberScout, Education, Employees, Home, Insurance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Risk Management, Technology

Parents, do you break out in a cold sweat when you see your child surfing the internet? Do you worry about what sites they’re visiting or who’s interacting with them? Is your teen or tween’s smartphone use a cause for…

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Teach Your Kids Cyber Hygiene (and Freeze Their Credit)

By | Central, credit freeze, cyber hygiene, Education, Home, Insurance, malware attack, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, phishing, Risk Management, Technology

Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’…

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

By | Business, Central, credit monitoring, data breach, data compromise, Education, equifax data breach, identity fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, protect, protecting your data, Risk Management, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critic…

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Backing Up Your Computer is More Important Than You Think

By | backup solutions, Business, computer attacks, computer storage, data backup, Education, Insurance, malicious software, malware attack, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, Risk Management, Technology

We keep a lot of important information stored safely away on our computers. We trust that the next time we power on the device, it will be there for us to use…until it’s not. For me, the situation became all…

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