Entries by Kim Scott

The Importance of Women Mentoring Women in Asset Protection

By Stefanie Hoover, CFI The APEX Women Virtual Conference has an impressive list of panelists and topics, and I am excited about this meeting. It got me to thinking back wistfully on my career and wishing I had had some mentors like those in this assembly. Mentorship sounds so great in theory, but in real-life […]

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CONTROLTEK Offers Virtual Site Surveys to Better Serve Retailers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Jun. 4, 2020) – CONTROLTEK a leader in retail asset protection and security solutions, adds virtual site survey services for examining loss prevention solutions to better support retailers while keeping a commitment to the health and safety of employees and customers. “Retailers are preparing their stores for reopening and the anticipated increase in theft […]

How to Avoid Fake News

Not sure if the news source you’re reading is trustworthy? The browser extension NewsGuard, available on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari, rates news by the likelihood if it being accurate based on basic standards of accuracy and accountability. This is an easy and free way to reduce your chance of reading fake news.

Use Only Devices Approved by Your Organization

Try to avoid using personal computers, tablets, and cellphones for work-related matters. If you have children, do your best to not share devices and do not download movies, music, and other non-essential software on your work computer. These simple steps may help you avoid unwanted malware.

Keep you Kids Cyber Safe

It is important to start your kid’s cybersecurity hygiene early. Your kid’s passwords matter just as much as yours do, so remind them of good passwords habits. Do not share passwords and use standard password guidelines. Additionally, remind them to not share information online for example, last name, address, phone number, name of schools, and […]

Fake COVID-19 Credit Union Profiles

Scammers are impersonating credit unions on Instagram. These bad actors are creating fake profiles on Instagram that contain financial institutions’ names, logos and links to their websites along with mentions of COVID-19. They send direct messages (DM) to followers to inform them that they have been selected for a cash prize. Source: Phish Labs team […]

CONTROLTEK’s New CMatch AI Health for Temperature Detection, Occupancy Verification and Mask Compliance

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May. 7, 2020) – CONTROLTEK a leader in retail asset protection and security solutions, releases a new Health Compliance module of the CMatch AI computer vision platform providing non-contact preventative screening in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and increased concern for health safety. “Powered by cutting edge, deep learning technology, the CMatch AI applications […]

Payroll Fraud Email Scheme

Scammers are impersonating an HR and payroll services company informing employees of a change to payroll policy due to COVID-19. In an attempt to steal credentials, scammers send a convincing email with a sense of urgency to complete information in order to not cause interruption to payroll processing. Included is a link to a fake […]

Exploitation of Remote Work Tools and Software

Scammers are taking advantage of the increase in people working from home and the use of video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Team and Blue Jeans. The NCSC and CISA have reported phishing emails with attachments using these remote work platform names to trick users into downloading malicious files. Some examples of reported phishing […]