Blog Post List

Ransomware attacks are becoming more prolific 

Oct, 2020 Categories: Cyber SafeAlert

Today's ransomware attacks are rendering businesses inoperable, significantly eroding public confidence, and costing businesses millions to remediate. They create havoc by infiltrating entire operating systems; deleting on-site backups; and exfiltrating sensitive data, with threat actors threatening to publish confidential information if their demands are not met. Continue reading to learn more about dealing with today's ransomware attacks.

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In Your Space: Considerations in Lobby and Work Environment Configurations  

Aug, 2020 Categories: Pandemic SafeAlert

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly every business and bank to critically review and analyze current physical work environments, person-to-person interactions and processes in order to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus. This has led to a wide array of layout rearrangements. Ohio Desk has graciously allowed us to share the following conceptual workspace configurations and considerations as thought starters.

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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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Fraud involving HELOC loans shows no signs of slowing 

Jun, 2020 Categories: Bank Program SafeTalk

We have seen a recent uptick in HELOC loan fraud as criminals find new ways to target your banks and your customers. Over the past few months, we have worked on multiple claims totaling well over $1 million in losses. This SafeTalk article describes 3 recent claims and offers suggested steps that can be taken to mitigate HELOC related fraud.

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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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Who may be lurking behind that email? 

Continue to remind employees and customers to be even more vigilant against fraudulent activity
Apr, 2020 Categories: Pandemic SafeAlert

There has been an increase in fraudulent schemes related to the current pandemic. Tack on underlying stress, and the ideal environment has been created for fraudsters, who are taking full advantage of potential vulnerabilities brought on by the rapid deployment of a remote workforce, including employees who may be less vigilant. Review the following with your employees to help prevent fraud

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Workforce Working Remotely? Cybersecurity Tips to Help Protect Your Organization 

Mar, 2020 Categories: Cyber Pandemic SafeAlert

Hackers are using the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as an opportunity to steal or ransom data by luring users into clicking on malicious links in emails or social media posts about the virus, or in communications appearing to be from the “home office” while employees are working from home. With the surge in remote work increasing the cyber risk to organizations, as strictly online communication makes it easier for cyber criminals to initiate social engineering schemes, here are some tips to help protect your organization:

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Be Aware of Tax Refund Check Fraud 

Feb, 2020 Categories: SafeAlert

During tax season, you and your bank are more likely to see fraudulent tax refund checks. Be alert for checks that have been altered, counterfeited or stolen. Share these tips with your staff.

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