In case you’ve read my (numerous!) Surety articles on the internet, you may think bonds are. While this is true, I do have thoughts on other subjects and here is one that has me worried: Cyber Security.
The threats are all around us: Phishing, hacking, denial of service attacks, wildlife removal cost, viruses, identity theft and credit card fraud. It’s obvious that the guys won’t ever let up, never stop looking for ways to take advantage of people – unless we do something dramatic to thwart them.
So here they are, options that are cheap or FREE!
Protect Your Data
What if they lose your data, sell it or they get hacked?! Here’s a solution that prevent all email and internet scams will protect your passwords, account numbers and other valuable info and ensure that you have full access to all your info, all the time.
This solution is portable and permanent, and the total cost is (you are gont love this): $1.79 at Staples.
This security solution is called a”Pocket Notepad.” Here’s how it works.
You write down all your important stuff, then you set the notepad.
THAT’S IT! Whenever you go fishing no hacking, no phishing, and you can take it with you. Totally portable!
Credit Card Fraud
So many ways for thieves to get your info. They use your data to be read by skimmers. There is malware, web scams and picking through your garbage.
Here’s a security solution that will prevent all unauthorized use of you credit / debit cards – and this one is Free! This solution is called”Cash.”
Money is paper money and coins issued by the authorities. You can use it to purchase anything, and it is accepted everywhere. Pay with Cash and never worry about unauthorized access to your account.
Facebook and other social network platforms collect your info – what? There is no way to predict who misuse it and might have access.
Our security solution is another Free one! This will certainly protect your info online from misuse or attack. You will still have the capacity to pursue new relationships because you do to your present social media and maintain friendships.
In fact, this solution goes farther! It empowers an enhanced level of communication in which you not can observe the person in real time, and actually touch them! It’s called”Talking.” You talk to the person, they answer you and (get this) they’re right in the room with you!!! Insane!
This is a very old concept that has been used for thousands of years.
So there you have three inexpensive / free solutions to the cyber threats we face, them. Technology might be the problem’s source, but it’s not necessarily the cure. With this article, we invite you to consider the following:
You might not find the solution to every issue in your cell phone. I acknowledge they are cool and do a lot – more every day. But sometimes “old school” is better. Try giving it a chance.
You believe all Bond People are boring? We love to use creativity and our wisdom to solve bonding issues. When you call needing a performance or bid bond up our joy is to be the solution you were looking for. Keep this number in your brand new $1.79 Notepad: 856-304-7348.
Steve Golia is your National Surety Director for Great Midwest Insurance Company, an A-8 carrier specializing in contract surety.
The company supplies creativity and speed to Payment and Performance Bonds, around $10 million per contract.