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45 FRAUD AND RISK TOP 10 WAYS TO PREVENT CYBERCRIME AT WORK AND AT HOME CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES OCTOBER 24, 2017 By Colette L’Heureux-Stevens, Senior Information Security Analyst, CO-OP Financial Services This article previously appeared on CUInsight. a) Cyberattacks today are unfortunately a common occurrence, and on the increase. In fact, an average of 200,000 new malware samples are discovered daily, presenting an ominous threat to consumers at work and at home. b) To help you teach employees and members how to avoid fraud on both fronts, our experts at CO-OP have compiled the following “top 10” list of cyber security tips. Sharing these guidelines throughout your community can help prevent cyber-breaches and all the devastation they leave in their wake. 1. Don’t click on e-mailed links. Instead, type the website URL directly into the web browser’s address bar, or search for the site using a search engine like Google. 2. Avoid opening any attachments you were not expecting. However, if you must, scan the attachment first for viruses. 3. Keep computers patched and up to date. This includes operating systems like Windows and iOS, and applications such as Adobe and Java. Keep antivirus software up to date on all devices, including phones. 4. Clean your desktop – and your desk. Lock your screen whenever you leave your workstation or office so no one can see what it displays. When you leave work for the day, lock all paperwork in your file cabinets. Everyone has a smartphone camera today, and though cleaning crews and others are typically well vetted, you should be cautious. CRIME & JUSTICE - CYBERCRIME