Know who to contact if you suspect malicious activity or fall victim to a cyber threat.
Recognize email red flags — Do not fall for a well-crafted hacker email. Report malicious messages to your manager, IT staff, or to Integrity. The information helps us better block bad mail and may aid in identifying other threats.
Suspicious phone calls — Hackers may resort to phone calls in an attempt to convince you that a message is legitimate or to ask that you take an action. Plus, smartphones are associated with a variety of other vulnerabilities.
Fridays and the day before holidays — Hackers increase malicious activity on Friday afternoons and the day before a holiday because they know that we pay less attention.
Report quickly – Should you fall victim to a password scheme or give up credentials, report doing so as soon as you're able. The sooner you report the incident, the better the chance minimizing the effects. (Put your passwords to the test!)
Awareness is key as we consider how to protect ourselves and our businesses during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.