How to identify a fake shopping website

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, many people will forego traditional shopping malls and search for loved ones’ gifts online. With so many options and deals, it’s easier to do all holiday shopping from the comfort of one’s own home. This month, our cybersecurity post from the SANS Institute offers tips to flag fake online stores this holiday[...] Continue reading
13 November, 2017

Cybersecurity Preparedness

Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, we wanted to share how we approach cybersecurity and provide you with tips on how to protect your data. Throughout this month, federal agencies try to educate the public and private sector about various cyber threats and offers tips and best practices about how to stay safe online. Fort Pitt Capital has a[...] Continue reading
27 October, 2017

The Equifax data breach: Next steps

We have been closely following the Equifax security breach, which has affected more than 143 million American consumers, and wanted to give you a quick primer on the information that we know. Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has been subjected to a security breach that lasted from mid-May through July. The cyberattack exposed[...] Continue reading
15 September, 2017

Ensure tech-savvy kids are safe online

Today, kids are online from an early age for education tools, games and connecting socially with peers. While parents want to make sure that children behave in a safe and secure way, it can be difficult to navigate kids’ security since older generations didn’t necessarily grow up with the same technology access at their fingertips. According to the SANS Institute[...] Continue reading
27 July, 2017

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 this type of attack, and it[...] Continue reading
22 February, 2017

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