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.
Privacy - Protecting Your Digital Footprint
TThere are many different definitions of "privacy". We are going to focus on personal privacy, protecting the information about you that others collect. In today's digital world, you would be astounded at all the different entities that not only collect information about you, but who then legally share or sell that information.
Identity Theft - Protecting Yourself
Identity theft happens when a criminal steals information about you and uses that information to commit fraud, such as requesting unemployment benefits, tax refunds, or a new loan or credit card in your name. If you don't take precautions, you may end up paying for products or services that you didn't buy and dealing with the stress and financial heartache that follows identity theft.
I'm Hacked. Now What?
No matter how secure you are, sooner or later you may have an accident and become hacked. Below are clues you might have been hacked and if so, what to do.
Securing Wi-Fi At Home
To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network. Here are five simple steps to securing your home Wi-Fi to create a far more secure home network for you and your family.