October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


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Protecting Your Credit File After The Equifax Event

On September 7, 2017 Equifax, one of the "big three" credit bureaus, announced a cybersecurity incident that enabled fraudsters to access the personal information of about 143 million consumers.

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How to Protect Your Loved One from Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of abuse committed against older Americans. According to a Metlife study, an estimated $2.9 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors. 

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A Former Teller Answers Our Most-Asked Question

As a current branch employee (and former teller) with Bank Independent, one of the most common questions I hear from our customers is, “Why do you always ask for my ID?”

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Securing Your Mobile Connection is Easier than You Think

Did you know that ransomware can infect your mobile phone? Even though the national news keeps us aware of the viruses and malware attacking computer networks around the globe, a lot of us remain oblivious to the cyberthreats looming over our mobile devices--including ransomware.

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Why NASA in the Park Was Out of this World

I recently had the pleasure of attending the fourth annual NASA in the Park event to celebrate the long-lasting relationship between the city of Huntsville and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

And it was out of this world.

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6 Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid

More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2016.

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Ditching Your Old Phone? Don't Forget Your Sensitive Data!

So, random question: What might someone find out about you by taking a peek at your mobile phone? If you think it's just your embarrassing texts or selfie wallpaper, think again.

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Don't Let Ransomware Make You Wanna Cry

As you may have heard in the news this weekend, computer systems across the world were affected on Friday, May 12, by an unprecedented and extremely malicious ransomware/malware attack.

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Feed Local Families Through Food Share

Have you ever been hungry?

Not "hungry" as in "Oh, I just had a three-course lunch and I'm already hungry again!"

I mean, hungry as in you haven't had anything at all to eat in days. Or your mom's not home because she works two jobs and the only thing in your cabinets is a box of cake mix, so you eat that. Or you want to feed your children but it's the end of the month and you have no money to buy even a jar of peanut butter.

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