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4 tips to up your cybersecurity game

From social media accounts to banking apps to email, people post, share and store more information online than ever before. Keeping that information safe is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the perfect time to up your cybersecurity game by utilizing the following tips. Double Your

By |2019-09-30T09:35:46-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 4 tips to up your cybersecurity game

Tax time is prime time for scammers—Here are some top scams the IRS is seeing

Tax season is prime time for online scams. Cybercriminals are looking to cash in by stealing your identity and getting their hands on your tax refund. In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service noted a 60% increase in bogus email schemes that try to steal money and tax data. The IRS sees so many tax scams

By |2019-03-05T11:43:26-06:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tax time is prime time for scammers—Here are some top scams the IRS is seeing

Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

For many, the thought of spring means it’s time to start planning some warm weather adventures—and of course, there’s an app for that. But, according to a recent study by Experian, 33% of the 15 million Americans who have been victims of identity theft had their devices hacked while traveling. So, while many elements of

By |2019-08-26T11:06:11-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

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 |2019-10-29T09:42:54-05:00January 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 |2019-08-07T09:37:03-05:00January 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 |2018-11-26T08:32:43-06:00November 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 |2018-10-26T09:46:24-05:00October 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 |2019-08-07T09:59:38-05:00October 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 |2018-09-05T15:40:45-05:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be web wise