CSN Blog

Reinforce Your Security

The 411 on Strong Passphrases

Passwords are so early 2000’s and let’s be honest, us humans are pretty terrible at creating secure passwords, myself included....
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Reinforce Your Security

Multi-Factor Authentication Explained

I’m sure you’ve seen the message asking you to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your social media accounts, online...
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Tips

Top 5 Threats Facing Online Gamers

Online gaming isn’t just for kids and teens anymore. The global gaming market has evolved beyond traditional consoles and has...
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Small Business

Cybersecurity Risks and Your Small Business

Tips from the experts on what you can do to protect your business. An interview with Laura Whitt-Winyard, CISO, Malwarebytes...
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Tips

Keeping Kids Safe from Online Threats

If you thought it was tough to keep kids off the internet before COVID, it’s almost impossible now. With many...
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Tips

How to Recognize, Report and Recover from a Gift Card Scam

Gift cards are popular among consumers because they can be used globally to purchase all types of goods and services....
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Tips

Don’t Be Fooled by a Phish

Picture this: You’re cozied up on the couch after a long day, casually checking email while your favorite t.v. show...
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Tips

Malware 101: Understanding the Basics

Is your device running slow? Maybe the battery is dying quickly or you are experiencing frequent system crashes. You may...
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Resources

Backing Up Your Files FAQ

What are backups and why should I care about them? A backup is a copy of your digital information —...
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Tips

Wanting to help the people of Ukraine? Know what to look out for before sending money.

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, more than half a million Ukrainians have fled the country since the...
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Tips

Gift Card Scams: Outsmarting the Scammer

If you get a call from someone who says you have to pay them with a gift card, it’s a...
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Resources

Is that website real or fake?

Cybercriminals often use fake websites to steal your login or personal information or to download a virus or ransomware on...
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Resources

Imposter Scams FAQ

What are imposter scams? Cybercriminals often try to scam you by posing as somebody else, such as government officials, friends,...
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Press Release

Romance Scam Survivors Find Support and Empowerment through Innovative Peer Support Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: press@cybercrimesupport.org Ann Arbor, Michigan; February 16, 2022 -- Valentine’s Day holds special meaning for many people...
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Tips

Warning Signs of a Romance Scam

Written by Nichole Dennis, Program Director & Government Relations Specialist at CSN In the modern world of dating, starting a...
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Programs

Support for Romance Scam Survivors

Romance scams can have dire effects on a survivor's financial well being, but many don’t realize the emotional and mental...
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Tips

IRS Scams: How to Spot Them and Protect Your Business

IRS scams involve criminals impersonating IRS agents, other government employees or debt collectors over the phone, online or via the...
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Tips

Tax Identity Theft

On the heels of holiday shopping, increased online activity, and the upcoming tax season, fraudsters are hard at work attempting...
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Resources

Developing Your Business Email Compromise (BEC) Incident Response Plan

Written by Stacey Wright, Vice President of Cyber Resiliency Services at CSN The Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam is one...
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Tips

Six Steps to Better Security

Written by Nichole Dennis, Program Director & Government Relations Specialist at CSN It has become more apparent in recent times...
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