County Bank subscribes to a number of publications and newsletters that provide information about topics of interest related to cybersecurity, social media, computer technology, Internet security and related topics. One of these newsletters is “OUCH”, a monthly security awareness newsletter for computer users. We hope these articles will keep you informed and, most of all aware, of things you can do to protect yourself and your personal information.
Stop That Phish
Email and messaging services (such as Skype, Twitter or Snapchat) are one of the primary ways we communicate. We not only use these technologies every day for work, but also to stay in touch with friends and family. Since so many people around the world depend on these technologies, they have become one of the primary attack methods used by cyber attackers. This attack method is called phishing. Learn what phishing is and how you can spot and stop these attacks, regardless if you are at work or at home
Top Tips to Securely Using Social Media
Social media sites, such as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are amazing resources allowing you to meet, interact and share with people around the world. However, with all this power comes risks -- not just for you, but your family, friends and employer. In this newsletter, we cover the key steps to making the most of social media securely and safely
Creating a Cybersecure Home
Several years ago, creating a cybersecure home was simple; most homes consisted of nothing more than a wireless network and several computers. Today, technology has become far more complex and is integrated into every part of our lives, from mobile devices and gaming consoles to your home thermostat and your refrigerator. Here are four simple steps for creating a cybersecure home.
Backup & Recovery
If you use a computer or mobile device long enough, sooner or later something will go wrong, resulting in you losing your personal files, documents, or photos. For example, you may accidently delete the wrong files, have a hardward failure, lose a device, or become infected wtih malware, such as ransomware. At times like these, backups are often the only way you can rebuild your digital life.
Gaming Online Safely & Securely
Online gaming is a great way to have fun; however, it also comes with its own set of unique risks. In this newsletter, we cover what you and your family can do to protect yourselves when gaming online.
Securing Today's Online Kids
The number of ways children today can go online and interact with others is staggering. From new social media apps and games to schools issuing Chromebooks, kids' social lives and futures depend on their ability to make the most of technology. As parents, we want to make srue they do so in a safe and secure manner.
What is Encryption? You may hear people use the term "encryption" and how you should use it to protect yourself and your information.
Internet of Things (IoT)
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? In the past, technology was relatively simple; you just connected your computer to the Internet and used it for your daily activities.
What is Malware?
You may have heard of terms such as virus, trojan, randsomware, or rootkit when people discuss cyber security.
Securing Your New Tablet
Congratulations on your new tablet! This technology is a powerful and convenient way to communicate with others, shop online, watch
movies, play games and perform a myriad of other activities.
Shopping Online Securely
The holiday season is close upon us and soon millions of people around the world will be looking to buy the perfect gifts.