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Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Cybersecurity attacks on owners and employees at small and medium sized businesses are increasing at an alarming rate. These attacks can result in significant business disruption and substantial monetary losses. A staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. The good news is fraud can be prevented with proper training. That’s why Commerce Bank of Wyoming is providing this free virtual training for you and your employees. A well-trained workforce may be your best defense against fraud and data breaches.

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5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBERATTACKS

5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBERATTACKS

Companies often claim that their employees are their greatest asset. Another valuable asset is the data that those companies collect about their employees, customers and vendors. Every business should be helping to ensure their staff understands the value of data and the importance of protecting it. Continuous education programs can help safeguard your employees’ confidential information and protect against the cyberattacks and data breaches that can lead to financial damage, fraud, and identity theft. Embedding helpful reminders and security best practices throughout employee and customer communications is an ongoing process.

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Can you spot a phishing scam?

Can you spot a phishing scam?

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $5.8 billion to phishing scams and other fraud in 2021—an increase of more than 70 percent over 2020.

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Spell-Jacking

Spell-Jacking

Spell check is a feature used by countless people in their everyday typed communication.  It’s accuracy ensures the number of typos in your documents decrease; this allows people to type with ease.  Most people install spell check extensions to make sending emails and writing papers faster.  However a new study shows that spell check extensions on your browsers are collecting your personal information, such as username, email, date of birth, Social Security number, and passwords essentially Spell-Jacking your information.

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Understanding Social Engineering

Understanding Social Engineering

With our reliance on technology, it is important to keep yourself informed to avoid falling victim of fraud. Chances are you have already been a target of a cybercriminal or fraudster.  One common type of fraud is referred to as Social Engineering.  Social engineering is a technique used to manipulate a victim into disclosing information or taking a specific action. Fraudsters will communicate with an intended target by saying they are from a trusted organization or financial institution.  They may even impersonate someone the target knows.

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Ransomware is on the rise. Here's what you need to know.

Ransomware is on the rise. Here's what you need to know.

While there are myriad online threats to businesses, organizations and governments, ransomware is by many metrics the worst right now. Other kinds of attack can have personal fallout, but for destructive impact on its targets ransomware is dominant, and for that reason one of the most lucrative for the attackers that deploy it. 

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How Hackers Use Spoofing to Deceive Their Targets

How Hackers Use Spoofing to Deceive Their Targets

Spoofing is a method commonly used by hackers across a wide range of cyberattacks including but not limited to phishing, social engineering, ransomware, and business email compromises. 

While the techniques and technology can vary, spoofing allows a hacker to alter their identity to appear to be a trusted source, such as a co-worker, relative, or secured online service.

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Three Benefits Companies Should Be Providing to Keep Secure

Three Benefits Companies Should Be Providing to Keep Secure

The economic contraction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic makes it harder than ever for companies to take on additional expenses.  Faced with closure, many businesses are cutting benefits and salaries. While it may seem counter-intuitive, now is a very good time for small and medium sized businesses to consider providing their remaining employees with a wider array of employee benefits—specifically cyber and identity protection. 

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Beware These Summertime Scams

Beware These Summertime Scams

With the arrival of summer and the easing of shelter in place restrictions nationwide, people are planning vacations, looking for jobs, and starting home improvement projects. 

Unfortunately, scammers are gearing up to take advantage of these summertime, post-quarantine activities with a wide array of schemes aimed at turning your plans, projects and even your aspirations into cold hard cash.

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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real and It Could Kill Your Company

Quarantine Fatigue Is Real and It Could Kill Your Company

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars in Wisconsin. We’re all getting tired of it — call it quaran-tigue — and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front. 

Multiple studies and articles of late have noted a trend that could have serious repercussions in the days, weeks and months to come. The caution employers and employees alike had talked about in making WFH (work from home) a workable, secure answer to widespread social distancing measures has given way to overconfidence. 

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