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Thank you, veterans

I wanted to personally say thank you to all of our veterans for making our freedoms possible. Image courtesy of time.com Veterans remain a target for fraud Veterans continue to be a target of scams and fraud. According to a...

/ November 8, 2019

Top Online Take Action Tips

I love short, easy tips and this week is no different. The BBB and the National Cybersecurity Alliance have teamed up to create these short, easy-to-digest cybersecurity tips. Lock down your login Update system software Back it up Know what...

/ October 29, 2019

Facebook Account Security for Small Businesses

The National Cyber Security Alliance has released a short video on how to secure your business’ Facebook Page. The video covers 4 tips: Have a strong password Set up two-factor authentication Update your contact information Avoid suspicious request messages Check...

/ October 21, 2019

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