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5 Secure Tips for Social Media

By |2019-03-27T21:26:27+00:00February 6th, 2017|Online Safety|

Our digital identities are formed by the information we share online, including social media. Even seemingly innocuous information that we share on social media, like mother’s maiden name or high school mascot, can be used to unlock your most sensitive accounts. While social media networks have security and privacy tools in place, the onus is [...]

Secure Shopping Tips for This Holiday Season

By |2019-03-27T21:26:29+00:00December 7th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

It’s no surprise that shopping increases during the holiday season. But you may be surprised to hear that you’re more susceptible to identity theft during the holidays. Whether you’re battling store lines or shopping from your laptop in the comfort of your home, take note of these tips for a more secure holiday shopping experience. [...]

Security Best Practices for the Entire Family

By |2019-03-27T21:26:29+00:00November 24th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

If you’re already using an identity protection service and continually educate yourself on the latest threats online, you likely consider yourself cyber-aware. But, what about the rest of your family? Talk to your family about the importance of online security, and follow these security best practices to help stay secure this holiday season. Avoid Too [...]

News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00October 7th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News, Online Safety|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off this month. With all eyes on cyber security, we’re spotlighting a few recent news stories we expect to be a key part of the conversation among those participating in NCSAM. Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election For the first time in history, cybersecurity has emerged as a major topic [...]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |2016-09-30T18:41:15+00:00October 1st, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), created as a collaborative effort between government and industries to ensure everyone has the resources they need to say safe online. While it’s important to keep cyber security top-of-mind throughout the year, NCSAM provides a dedicated time for companies, government agencies, universities, nonprofits, individuals and more to [...]

Back to School Cybersecurity Tips for all Ages

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00September 9th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

Children are lucrative targets for identity theft because of their clean credit. In a report by Carnegie Mellon CyLab, 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number (SSN). Identity thieves can cause serious damage to a child’s credit with the use of a single identifying element: SSN. A child’s SSN can [...]

Back to School: To Share or Not To Share

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00August 26th, 2016|Online Safety|

We talk a lot about social media best practices on the blog. With every tweet, post, check-in and like, we’re revealing more and more information – many times, unknowing. With school back in session this week, we noticed another social media trend that may be putting your children’s identities at risk: proud parents posting pictures [...]

App Safety 101: Keeping Your Device Secure

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00August 18th, 2016|Online Safety|

We saw how a mobile app can become a global sensation across the global with the launch of Pokemon Go. As mobile activity and the number of apps increase, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the security of our devices. Here are some tips for accessing the apps on your phone safely.  Say Yes [...]

Safe Digital Wedding Etiquette

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Online Safety|

The use of mobile devices is increasingly present in the wedding planning process. Brides are using their smartphones as a tool to work with vendors, manage their registry, reserve hotel blocks and more. With technology taking over this process, it’s important that privacy and security is still top of mind. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and [...]

Internet Safety Month – Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullying

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00June 17th, 2016|Online Safety|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among kids and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, this week we’re diving into how to start a conversation with your family around cyberbullying. Pew Research Center recently found that, “92% of [...]

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