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Social engineering – A hacker’s psychological attack

According to cybersecurity experts at the SANS Institute, your best defense against social engineering is common sense. Believe it or not, hackers have learned that the easiest way to hack into a person’s computer or account is by tricking them into making a mistake. The cybersecurity world is using the term social engineering to describe… Continue reading →

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Employee Spotlight: Karen Matelan

For our most recent Employee Spotlight, we spent time with accounting manager Karen Matelan, who has been with the firm since July 2016. Given her career experience, we discussed her transition to Fort Pitt, keys to professional success, some fun facts about her background and the long list of countries she has traveled to. What… Continue reading →

Bear and Bull

The debate on Apple

I recently returned to CNBC “Closing Bell” to debate the outlook of Apple and whether investors should be bullish or bearish on the stock. During the segment, I offered my short-term insight on the tech giant and explained that the dependency on Apple products can be risky because of the lack of customer loyalty once… Continue reading →

Tip of the month: This Valentine’s Day skip flowers & chocolate and put money to better use

According to a recent study from the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend a whopping $18.2 billion on Valentine’s Day this year! That averages to roughly $136 per consumer. At Fort Pitt we fully believe in taking care of one another. However, much like spending a tax refund, we think there are some… Continue reading →

Football

Fort Pitt Capital Group Celebrates the Super Bowl

Regardless of which team you root for throughout the season, chances are you watched the Super Bowl yesterday. Last Friday was a casual day for us at the office and we got together to celebrate the big game and enjoy each other’s company as well as some Super Bowl treats. Take a look, you might… Continue reading →

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