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Be vigilant against rapidly evolving fraud schemes 

FBI notes actual fraud-related claims in Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony
Jun, 2020 Categories: Cyber Pandemic ProTip SafeAlert

The FBI gave testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the uptick of COVID-19 related fraudulent schemes. Among recent claims noted were those involving banks and their customers, PPP loans and funds, and advanced fee and business email compromise schemes. Encourage employees and customers to remain vigilant and aware of these increasing scams.

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Be sure that BYOD protocols are in place 

Apr, 2020 Categories: ProTip SafeAlert

BYOD policies can add another layer of protection to your systems, enhance data security, and protect your own employees’ devices and information. Please be sure to remind employees that if they are using their personally-owned systems or devices for business purposes, they may be subject to the same controls that apply to your organization’s owned devices.

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Prevent the ransomware epidemic from infecting your organization 

by Heather Wyson-Constantine, Vice President of Payments and Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association

By now, you’ve mostly likely heard the news: ransomware is here and it’s a problem. The impact can be devastating. Imagine not being able to access your email, customer information or vital records for days or even weeks. Victims not only face monetary losses associated with the ransom and loss of business during the downtime, but also the additional forensics costs, the loss of employee productivity and, most importantly, customer trust.

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#MeToo and You--The Movement's Impact in the Workplace 

by Laura Simmons, Esq., HR Director and EPLI Claims Manager, ABA Insurance Services
Mar, 2018 Categories: Employment Practices ProTip SafeTalk

The public has witnessed powerful men in the entertainment industry being taken down by allegations of harassment. The resulting #MeToo and #TimesUp movements demonstrate that women are no longer willing to tolerate or ignore sexual harassment. Employers should use these events in the news to improve their culture, review their policies, and ensure that they provide a harassment-free workplace for everyone

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Workplace hotlines in the era of Fox News 

by Laura Simmons

SafeAlert-Importance of Workplace Hotlines

In light of the recent events at Fox News, is your company providing and properly maintaining a hotline for employees to call and report harassment, discrimination or other workplace issues? Why would a company pay to provide a hotline and not publicize it to employees? Also, if they knew about it, why wouldn’t employees use this resource?

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Steps to encourage a harassment-free work environment 

Mar, 2015 Categories: Employment Practices ProTip

Workplace harassment takes on many forms, making it difficult to tell the difference between normal office banter and offensive or unlawful behavior. Most of us agree that we want our workplace to have a friendly and enjoyable environment. There are some practical steps a business owner or manager can take to encourage a harassment-free environment and protect the company from claims and lawsuits.

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