Safer Cloud Computing – Article from StateFarm Aug 22, 2013

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Safer Cloud Computing Cloud computing is convenient: It stores your data on remote servers so you can access and share the information from any device, at anytime and from anywhere. But it also can present security risks. Take steps to protect the information you store in cyberspace: Research Trustworthy Cloud Service Providers Search the web for complaints against the company. Review the provider's safety systems and privacy policies. Make sure the provider encrypts your data. Look for the "s" after "http" in the web address to know whether data is encrypted. Look into whether the provider shares your information with third parties. Review the provider's privacy policy—often accessible through a link from the site—to learn more. Check that the provider alerts users to changes made to its policies. Password Protect…
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Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association

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The purpose of the WCPPA is to establish and support a permanent network of Crime Prevention Practitioners who will provide leadership, foster cooperation, encourage information exchange and seek involvement from all segments of society to extend and improve crime prevention participation through the development of programs throughout Wisconsin. To accomplish this mission, the goal of the WCPPA is to promote crime prevention methods and techniques designed to reduce criminal opportunity and victimization. Visit their Site http://www.wicrimeprevention.com/
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Safety Tip for Garage Door Security

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The article was on AOL.COM Feb 26th, 2014 done by KETV Newswatch 7.  $1 Fix could secure your garage from thieves. While there are a number of ways thieves can break into homes, one of the easiest is through the garage door -- after all, it is the biggest door in most homes. Click Here for Video and Article The automatic garage door isn't as secure as many think, and thieves have discovered a simple way (according to KOAT, it takes just six seconds) to get inside. Luckily, there is a very simple, inexpensive way to fend off garage bandits: the zip tie. Just thread a plastic zip tie through the emergency release latch (check out the video for a visual). The zip tie should be strong enough that it…
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COMPUTER TIPS FOR PARENTS

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Computer Tips for Parents Safety Tips With the ever-increasing development of computer technology and the increasing number of people who are computer literate, it is much more likely that our children may be victimized or exploited in a computer environment. Remind your children that no matter how safe or friendly a bulletin board service seems, there is always a potential for danger. Advise them to observe the following safety rules whenever they are online: Never give out any personal information, particularly real names, phone numbers, and/or financial information, to anyone they meet on the bulletin board service. Report all electronic harassment and/or abuse to their parents. As parents, you should notify the bulletin board service's SYSOP (the systems operator) of the problem. If the SYSOP does not give you satisfaction in stopping the…
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HOME SAFETY TIPS

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Home Safety Tips Helpful Tips to Make Your Home Safer Lock doors at night and anytime your home is left unoccupied. All exterior doors should be solid core/steel and have deadbolt locks. Provide lighting in outside areas that might conceal prowlers. Trim shrubbery to prevent a break-in from going unnoticed. Provide a peephole in solid doors. Put one at child’s eye view too. Keep valuables in a safe deposit box. Provide window stops to restrict openings. Keep emergency numbers handy. Have mail and paper deliveries picked up by a trusted neighbor or Block Watch Captain during vacations and absences. Enlist the neighborhood to keep trash picked up. Make sure grass is mowed. Use light timers at all times, including times of absence. Be sure the garage is locked. Vacation plans…
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August 1-7 National Fraud Awareness Week

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National Fraud Awareness Week (August 1 - 7) and while internet safety is something that must be taken seriously year round, this is a great opportunity to share tips for employers and employees alike to stay secure online and protect sensitive information. Not only is personal protection important, but protecting sensitive company information is as well. Share these tips with your employers to ensure they are doing their best to keep personal and company information private. 1. Often times, hackers will send emails asking for account log-ins or phone numbers, addresses and passwords. Check the email address of the sender and never reply to emails asking for this information. Instead, pick up the phone and call the source if you are unsure as to why the email was sent, especially…
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