The basic principles of virus protection are important to understand. With a few tips in mind, it’s easy to do your part in safeguarding your technology resources and data. Here are a few tips: Use antivirus and malware programs configured for automatic scans and frequent updates. Always leave your...
Did you know that more scammers today are asking for payment by gift card? There’s been a 270% increase in this activity since 2015, according to the FTC. So, anytime someone calls selling something or about a bill you supposedly owe and suggests you pay with a gift card...
Nowadays, few objects contain more personal and professional information than our smartphones. It’s simple to protect these devices from threats and criminals with a few proactive steps. Here are a few best practices: Enable password protection and use the strongest password possible. Activate the lockout screen and set a...
When you’re entrusted with sensitive information and documents, it’s certainly necessary to maintain a secure office environment. Tidiness, good information security practices and your best judgment help keep such data protected. Here are a few tips: Keep your workspace looking clean and professional. Don’t leave sensitive documents out on...
As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, so will your marketing efforts. This is a perfect time to refresh on the company’s Do Not Contact Policy. Failure to comply with federal and state laws when contacting consumers (e.g., calls, emails, texts and faxes) can lead to significant...
OneDrive, one of the powerful applications available in Office 365, enables you to securely access your documents from the cloud at any time. It also offers greater security for sharing sensitive documents through email when using your company-provided email address. Here are some tips for emailing documents securely: After...
As a real estate agent, it’s important to make personal security a top priority. Much of what you do every day involves meeting new people in unfamiliar surroundings. Practicing simple precautions will help ensure that you stay safe. Click on the play button above to watch a great video from...
One of the biggest risks to cybersecurity is “Phishing” -- email scams that trick you into revealing private information, such as bank account details and social security numbers. Perpetrators of these scams contact people illegally, pretending to be individuals or organizations you trust. Be on the lookout for: Suspicious links...
We are laying out the welcome mat for HQ2 and the influx of new residents that it’s bringing to the area. In order to generate interest and build excitement, social media posts, InTouch eCards and compelling buyer/seller letters have been prepared to drive more business straight to you. Get...
In the continued effort to keep you informed and prepared when it comes to wire fraud, we’ve compiled some useful practices you should employ to prevent this threat from affecting your business: Always verify wire instructions by phone before transferring money Use previously known contact information when possible Be...