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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

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

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 |2019-03-05T11:43:26-05:00March 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

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 |2018-11-26T08:32:43-05:00November 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 |2018-09-05T15:40:45-05:00September 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 |2018-08-17T09:41:13-05:00August 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

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

Practice: Preparing for potential cyberattacks

Before any big event, it makes good sense to practice ahead of time to make sure everything runs smoothly. The more you rehearse, the more thoroughly everyone involved knows their roles and responsibilities, and can plan for every possible scenario. Weddings, theatrical performances, speeches, school or work presentations—everyone would likely agree that practice makes perfect

By |2018-04-16T16:00:35-05:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Security, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Practice: Preparing for potential cyberattacks

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 |2018-02-26T15:08:19-05:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Phishing messages: Don’t get hooked