Cybersecurity Travel Tips

Keeping your devices secure is a must – especially when you’re traveling. It doesn’t take any longer to open your smartphone or tablet by using a passcode.  Most smart devices now allow you to use biometric authentication, or something that...

/ October 16, 2019

Small Business Cybersecurity Misconceptions

I hear this all of the time, “Why would someone want to hack my business? We do not have anything that anyone would want.” My immediate response is you should think more of your business – just kidding. Seriously though,...

/ October 7, 2019

Own it. Secure It. Protect It.

October 2019 marks the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Every year NCSAM encourages each of us to #BeCyberSmart. This year NCSAM has provided us with some great tips, so be sure to: Own IT. Never click and tell;...

/ October 1, 2019

Defending against romance scams

Romance scams continue to target online users, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a short video recently advising users on the dangers of romance scams and how they work. It’s just 50 seconds long and includes great tips and...

/ September 13, 2019

IRS Warns of New Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned of a new email scam that is targeting individuals and businesses. The scam uses spoofed, or imitated emails containing subject lines, “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder” that appear as if...

/ August 26, 2019

Meet our new team member!

I am excited and happy to announce an addition to the WBT security team! Adam Bowen, a recent graduate of Vol State, Western Governor’s University and the WBT Bank Trainee program, is joining me in the Security Department. As you’ll...

/ July 30, 2019

Spoofed Text Messages: Quick Tip

Did you know? Crooks will often send spoofed text messages that appear legitimate, in an attempt to get you to click on a link, or call a number, and ultimately divulge sensitive information. What should you do? If you have...

/ July 17, 2019
Vacation homes

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams With the summer temperatures on the rise, so too are vacation rental scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, here is how the scam works: You find a great house or apartment listed for rent on...

/ July 15, 2019

Detecting Bluetooth gas pump skimmers with your cell phone

Have you heard about gas pump skimmers? Most of us have – those annoying devices that crooks can plant inside the card reader on a gas pump, used to steal card numbers when we insert our card to prepay for...

/ June 17, 2019

USPS Delivery

USPS Informed Delivery We talk a lot about digital crimes, but did you know that plain old fashioned mail theft still exists? The criminals want more than just your coupons and magazine subscriptions – they want your identity. Indeed, this...

/ May 16, 2019