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Staying safe and secure online this school year

School is back in session, and as we all know, it’s much different than any year before. Schools across the country are adopting various forms of all-digital or blended virtual and in-person classrooms. With this new normal comes an increased use of online learning, which makes it even more important to make sure students don’t

Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home

During a pandemic, criminals look to make a profit by using fear to their advantage. Keep your personal information safe and avoid paying for a bogus COVID-19 test or treatment by using the following safety tips. Click with caution You’ve heard of fishing, but have you heard of phishing? While the first activity is enjoyed

By |2020-03-26T09:01:11-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home

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

Protect your business from email compromise

The Better Business Bureau Foundation and its partners recently presented a free program to local companies about how to protect themselves from business email compromise (BEC). The event was held in Omaha at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. What is BEC? According to the FBI, BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that

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

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

Tips to keep kids safe online during summer break

As the school year comes to a close, kids are going to discover they have a lot of free time on their hands. Chances are, a great deal of their time will be spent online. This summer, look at online safety and privacy as one component of an overall summer family plan. Mix online time

By |2018-05-22T13:09:03-05:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tips to keep kids safe online during summer break

Tax time: Stay safe from cybercrime

Tax season is prime time for online scams. Cybercriminals are looking to cash in by stealing your identity and by getting their hands on your tax refund. Already this year, reports of tax-related cybercrime and privacy breaches are popping up across the country. Here in the Midwest, for example, the City of Keokuk, Iowa, fell

By |2018-02-27T15:27:57-06:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tax time: Stay safe from cybercrime

Phishing messages: Don’t get hooked

Generally speaking, cyber criminals are fairly smart people—they usually take the path of least resistance to get their hands on whatever they want to steal. That’s why they continue to rely less on hacking computer systems, and more on something called social engineering -- especially phishing. Think of social engineering as hacking a person rather

By |2018-02-26T15:08:19-06:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Phishing messages: Don’t get hooked

A cyber secure holiday season: Tweens, teens and technology

‘Tis the season for many tweens and teens to receive their first smartphone, tablet or other internet-connected device. When giving the gift of tech, parents should also do what they can to give the gift of online safety. While most young people have grown up with technology and are comfortable navigating their online lives, a

By |2017-12-20T10:27:56-06:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A cyber secure holiday season: Tweens, teens and technology