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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, 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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Account Takeover Fraud Prevention

April 15, 2021

An account takeover happens when a fraudster poses as a financial institution to get your account or personal information. Once the fraudster has access...read more

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Privacy - Protecting Your Digital Footprint

April 11, 2021 | Kenton Smith, Cybersecurity Consultant & Advisor

There are many different definitions of “privacy.” We are going to focus on personal privacy, protecting the information...read more

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I'm Hacked. Now What?

March 26, 2021 | Maxim Deweerdt, Certified Instructor at the SANS Institute

No matter how secure you are, sooner or later you may have an accident and become hacked. Here are clues...read more

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2021 Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 23, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your house or apartment, it's also a good time to clean up your technology and cyber footprint....read more

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Identity Theft - Protecting Yourself

March 13, 2021 | SANS Security Awareness

Identity theft happens when a criminal steals information about you and uses that information to commit fraud, such as requesting unemployment benefits, tax refunds, or a new...read more

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Top 4 COVID-19 Scams To Watch Out For

February 12, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

The ability to leverage current events is a dream scenario for modern-day cybercriminals. These criminals use events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to fuel their malicious intent....read more

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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