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  • June 15, 2020

    The statistics on cybersecurity are shocking; data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019 (source). According to the University of Maryland, hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day—but the average time to identify a breach in 2019 was 206 days. By protecting yourself with these easy steps, you can avoid the multitude of issues that accompany a cyberattack. 1. Use Strong and Varying Passwords  Don’t underestimate the importance of

  • May 11, 2020

    Today, having both Internet access and safety seems nearly impossible. While technology can be enriching and educational, it has its downsides. How can you protect your family from the dangers of the Internet while also allowing them access? Keep reading for some of our online safety tips for families. Be Careful What Information You’re Sharing Many hackers and identity thieves feed off oversharing. Be careful which websites you're entering personal information into - don't trust

  • December 9, 2019

    Online shopping and in-store deals will bring everyone out this holiday season. This also means that criminals will be out to target shoppers identities. Identity theft is on the rise with all the different ways information can be stolen. Axiom Bank wants to offer these top tips this season to help you keep your identity safe and secure. Use Secure Sites When you see an ‘s’ at the end of ‘http’ in the URL, that means the site has an SSL which means it’s secure.

  • November 20, 2019

    The holidays have hit, which means criminals are out and about looking to steal whatever information they can. Retail fraud attempts increased by 30% during the holidays in 2017. Being extra aware this season will help you keep your money safe, online and in stores, by using some of these simple tips! Use Your Chip Card Cards have upgraded to now have an EMV chip included in them. This offers an extra layer of security, as the card generates a one-time code for the transaction. If your card

  • August 14, 2019

    You have ventured out to achieve your dream of owning your own business. Unfortunately, there are criminals who aim to take what you have worked so hard for. These criminals aren’t what they used to be, they aren’t standing at your door, but likely anonymous and entering your business from a remote location. It can happen to anyone and this is why it’s important you have a cybersecurity plan for your business. If you are new to the cybersecurity realm, start with this simplified

  • July 2, 2018

    Cyberbullying is not fun to talk about. With school creeping up, technology and social media use will be on the rise. Talking about cyberbullying to make your child or children aware of the subject is a step in the right direction. What you may not know is that cyberbullying is any type of harassment, taunting, or threats made on different social media platforms. It is so common these days that sometimes it is unrecognizable. Kids may think the post is funny without realizing that it’s offensive

  • May 30, 2018

    No age group is immune to scams. It can happen to any age group, income level and gender. Scammers are no respecter to persons when it comes to getting your money. However, seniors should be protective of their finances, as they are more likely to have significant life savings and great credit. They also may be unsure of who to report fraud to, or don’t out of shame. This makes them a great target for scams. Unfortunately, the top scam among older Americans is IRS Impersonations. Why IRS

  • November 16, 2017

    As the holidays roll up, buying items online increases exponentially. Unfortunately, cyber attacks and identity theft also increases with that number. That’s why the professionals at Axiom Bank have come up with some helpful tips and tricks to stay safe when shopping online this holiday season! Don’t Use Unknown Wireless Networks If you are in a coffee shop or airport and a network pops up for you to connect to, your chance of being hacked skyrockets. When the network you are on

  • October 27, 2017

    Equifax Data Breach: Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud As you are probably aware, Equifax, one of the three major U.S. credit reporting agencies, recently had a massive data breach that exposed sensitive personal and financial information of 143 million Americans. If you're wondering if your information was stolen, and what steps you can take to protect yourself in case someone tries to access your accounts or apply for credit in your name, you're not alone. What We Know About the

  • October 20, 2017

    Odds are you’re reading this blog post on your smartphone that you also used to get directions to Axiom Bank, N.A. 77% of Americans now own a smartphone and use it on a daily basis. With so many people accessing, searching and downloading things on their cell phones, are we really using the same caution and protection we would use when it comes to our computers? Odds also are, you're not. With a few tips, you can start better protecting your smartphone from things like data theft, malware

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