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Observe Data Privacy Day 2019

Many people are unaware of how their personal information is collected, used and shared in our always-online digital society. Data Privacy Day, held annually in the U.S. and Europe on Jan. 28, is dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting your personal information. As part of Data Privacy Day, Blue Cross

By |2019-01-28T11:51:49+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Security|Comments Off on Observe Data Privacy Day 2019

The 411 on robocalls

You answer the phone and hear a prerecorded message instead of a live person—that’s a robocall, and depending on the content of the prerecorded message, it could even be illegal. Here’s the key: federal regulations permit robocalls for informational purposes (things like your flight is delayed or school is cancelled), but according to the Federal

By |2019-01-21T10:49:39+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The 411 on robocalls

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Own your online presence

Welcome to the last of our six-part series on getting back to the basics of online security and privacy. This story looks at how to own your online presence. Owning your online presence is all about protecting your privacy—from what you post on social media to your internet browsing habits, to the information that organizations

By |2018-11-26T08:32:43+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Own your online presence

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, anyone who uses an internet-connected device can make a huge impact on their own cyber security, as well as the security of others. This story looks at ways you can be a good online citizen. Being online today

By |2018-10-26T09:46:24+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protecting the internet is “Our Shared Responsibility”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is excited to once again participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. When everyone does their part, our interconnected world will be safer, more resistant to cyber dangers and more resilient if a cyber incident occurs. Here are some ideas to help you

Health care phone scams – the latest version

Does anyone answer the phone anymore? When you do get a call on your phone, it’s hard to tell through caller ID who it is. Many phone scammers are using local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Scammers are also pretending to be legitimate businesses to get your personal information. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 375,000

By |2018-10-11T16:02:49+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Health care phone scams – the latest version

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be web wise

Growing up, you probably learned some basic, common sense rules to live by--things like: look both ways before crossing the street, don’t touch the hot burner on the stove and never take candy from a stranger. As we continue our series about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, we’ll discuss how

By |2018-09-05T15:40:45+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be web wise

Getting back to basics of online security and privacy: Connect with care

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, it’s not all that difficult to stay cyber secure. Here’s how you can do it: Keep a clean machine Protect your personal information Connect with care Be “web wise” Be a good online citizen Own your online presence

By |2018-08-17T09:41:13+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to basics of online security and privacy: Connect with care

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Protect your personal information

We recently introduced our six-part series focused on getting back to the basics of online security and privacy. These six fundamentals reinforce that, even in today’s tech-centric world, the basics of staying cyber secure are not scary. They’re not really all that technical, and anyone who uses an internet-connected device is able to make a

By |2018-07-26T08:38:39+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Protect your personal information

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska continually works to ensure the security and privacy of our computers, networks and sensitive information. Since people–not computers–are often the target of hackers, we want to educate you by posting a series of articles that reinforces how to stay safe online. Being cyber secure means doing these six

By |2018-07-05T16:28:53+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy