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Welcome to our Financial Wellness Blog - dedicated to highlighting financial information that's useful to everyone. We've also included a Community Spotlight to promote volunteer organizations in our hometowns - Carmel, Dunkirk, Fishers, Hartford City, Knightstown, Lewisville, Montpelier, New Castle, Pendleton, Rushville, and Union City. If you'd like to submit an article for a non-profit, please read this or email Leah Driver. Thank you!

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Securing New Devices/ Data Privacy Day

January 21, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

The holiday season has sadly come to an end, but hopefully you were able to treat yourself to some of the latest gadgets! Just remember...read more

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10 Cybersecurity Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

December 18, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

It’s that time of year again -- holiday shopping is in full swing! Even though the shopping insanity of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone, holiday...read more

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PPP-Related Scams to Avoid

December 14, 2020

From the beginning, an infuriating side effect of the pandemic has been fraud. The distribution of funds through stimulus checks and small business loans...read more

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

November 12, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that blocks access to a system, device, or file until a ransom is paid. It is an illegal, moneymaking scheme that...read more

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Happy Digital Wishes: Cheers to Safe Holiday Shopping

October 25, 2020

Before you start making your lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety!...read more

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Securing Your Remote Office

October 23, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and with the increased cybersecurity risks of working from home, we should all be thinking about how to secure our home office. After months of remote work, you have become a "work...read more

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Cyber Safety Starts At Home

October 4, 2020

Learn more about staying safe online during #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth....read more

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Working Remotely: How to be Safe, Secure, and Successful

September 20, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Between working at the office, or school, or remotely, the principles of security can become something of a moving target. For some, this creates an uncertainty...read more

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Money Mule Employment Scams

September 9, 2020

While getting paid well for relatively little work - from home - always sounds appealing, this is especially true in the current job market. Online recruitment ads with titles...read more

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Picking Up The Pieces After a Disaster

August 26, 2020 | Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Whether you’re getting ready to deal with the aftermath of Gulf Coast storms, Laura and Marco, dealing with the ravages of wildfires out West, reeling from the derecho...read more

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2020 Census: Visiting homes and sending emails

August 25, 2020 | Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help you guard against potential census scams. Knowing how the 2020 Census process works, what information you will...read more

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Six Common Elderly Scams to Watch Out For and How to Stay Safe

August 5, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

A scam can be initiated via the computer (email, internet, social media), text, postal mail, in person, or a phone call. No matter the origin...read more

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Virtual Conferencing Platform Tips

June 28, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

With the recent move for many to working from home, there are a lot of questions around virtual conferencing platforms. Much of the attention has focused on the security of some platforms...read more

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Creating a Cyber Secure Home

June 9, 2020 | Randy Marchany, CISO of Virginia Tech, Guest Editor, SANS Security Awareness

In the past, building a home network was nothing more than installing a wireless router and several computers. Today, as so many...read more

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6 Steps to Securing IoT Devices and Taking Back Your Privacy

May 21, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

In today's world we are more connected than ever — not only to each other, but to our devices. For example, people now have the ability to open...read more