Cybersecurity Awareness Month : Password Security Tips

Here are a few password security tips that you should adhere to for good security practices.

      1. Use multifactor authentication (MFA) where
        possible to protect valuable data and content.
      2. Consider using a password manager program to
        ensure that you have long and unique
        passwords for every website and service.
      3. Change the factory default passwords on your
        devices such as WiFi routers, or any other smart

Cybersecurity Awareness Month : The Red Flags of Rogue URLs

Spotting malicious URLs is a bit of an art. The examples represented here are some of the common tricks used by hackers and phishers to fool users into visiting malicious websites. The methods shown here could be used by legitimate services, but if you see one of these “tricks” you need to make sure you’re dealing with the organization you think you are.

Look-a-Alike Domains

Slight Misspellings
          • Microsoftnline
            <v5pz @ onmicrosoft . com>
          • www.llnked
Brand name in URL, but not real brand domain
Brand name in email address but doesn’t match brand domain
          • Bank of America

URL Domain Name Encoding

      • https://%77%77%77.%6B%6E%6F%77%62%654.%63%6F%6D

Shortened URLs

      • When clicking on a shortened URL, watch out for malicious redirection.

Domain Mismatches

      • Human

Strange Originating Domains

      • MAERSK

Open Redirectors

URLs which have hidden links to completely different web sites at the end.

      • .com


Cybersecurity Awareness Month : 20 Ways to Stop Mobile Attacks

Don’t let your guard down just because you’re on a mobile device. Be just as careful as you would on a desktop!


            • Don’t allow your device to auto-join unfamiliar
            • Always turn off WiFi when you aren’t using it or
              don’t need it.
            • Never send sensitive information over WiFi unless you’re absolutely sure it’s a secure network.


            • Only use apps available in your device’s official
              store – NEVER download from a browser.
            • Be wary of apps from unknown developers or
              those with limited/bad reviews.
            • Keep them updated to ensure they have the
              latest security.
            • If they’re no longer supported by your store,
              just delete!
            • Don’t grant administrator, or excessive privileges
              to apps unless you truly trust them.


            • Watch out for ads, giveaways and contests that
              seem too good to be true. Often these lead to
              phishing sites that appear to be legit.
            • Pay close attention to URLs. These are harder to
              verify on mobile screens but it’s worth the effort.
            • Never save your login information when you’re
              using a web browser.


            • Disable automatic Bluetooth pairing.
            • Always turn it off when you don’t need it.

Smishing  (phishing via SMS)

            • Don’t trust messages that attempt to get you to
              reveal any personal information
            • Beware of similar tactics in platforms like What’s
              App, Facebook Messenger Instagram, etc.
            • Treat messages the same way you would treat
              email, always think before you click!

Vishing (voice phishing)

            • Do not respond to telephone or email requests
              for personal financial information. If you are
              concerned, call the financial institution directly,
              using the phone number that appears on the
              back of your credit card or on your monthly
            • Never click on a link in an unsolicited commercial
            • Speak only with live people when providing
              account information, and only when you initiate
              the call.
            • Install software that can tell you whether you are
              on a secure or fake website.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month : Social Engineering Awareness Tips

Here are a few  social engineering awareness tips to remember that will help protect you.

      1.  Criminals won’t just email you, they’ll use SMS,
        phone calls, or even knock on your door. Remain
        vigilant at all times.
      2.  Don’t jailbreak your phone or sideload apps from
        non-approved app stores.
      3.  Lock your computer when leaving it unattended.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month : Free Course “2021 Your Role: Internet Security and You”

From our Partners at Knowbe4: This free course is being offered during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

2021 Your Role: Internet Security and You

With this free training course we help you understand today’s threat landscape and how to make smarter security decisions every day. Available in 34 languages!

By the end of this course, you will learn:

      • A clear understanding of today’s threat landscape
      • How to spot a cyberattack
      • Your role in preventing an attack that would put your organization or yourself at risk


Cybersecurity Awareness Month :Free Course “2021 Social Engineering Red Flags”

2021 Social Engineering Red Flags

With our free training module we help you understand this threat and how to keep yourself and your organization safe. Available in 10 languages!

By the end of this course, you will learn:

          • How to recognize red flags, or signs of danger
          • Example scenarios showing cybercriminals’ techniques
          • Actionable steps you can take to protect yourself and your organization

2021 Social Engineering Red Flags Course

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month October 2021!

In our uber-connected world, it seems like cybercriminals and malicious links creep around every corner. News stories of ransomware attacks and data breaches costing millions of dollars fly past our feeds almost constantly. We get it; it can be overwhelming. With so much information bombarding us, it can be hard to focus on the right actions to take to keep information secure. That’s why we’re recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October by sharing tips to stay cyber secure, both at work and at home. To turn away cyber attacks, a little knowledge teamed with critical thinking skills can go a long way!

Stay tuned to our blog site this month as we will be sharing weekly information provided by our InfoSec training service partner KnowBe4. The list below is what will be shared over the month of October.

    • Free Interactive Course: Social Engineering Red Flags
    • Free Interactive Course: Your Role: Internet Security and You
    • Expert-led videos on pretexting and password management
      infographics on avoiding social engineering and cybercrime
    • Cybersecurity awareness tip sheets