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

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 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 |2018-09-05T15:40:45-06:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be web wise

Getting back to 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 |2018-07-26T08:38:39-06:00July 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 |2018-07-05T16:28:53-06:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy

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 |2018-05-22T13:09:03-06:00May 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