Decoding Online Privacy Policies Have you ever been in a hurry to place a purchase or order a meal online and been slowed down by having to install yet another app? Then there is the legalese, the permissions. You click “accept” again and again without a thought, just to get the order entered. One of…

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January 28 is Data Privacy Day. Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day is an international effort to inspire dialogue, and to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.  It began…

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Your Estate Plan and your Digital Assets by Terri McDermott Many of us have elected to receive to receive electronic statements, set up auto payments or online bill payment. What happens with these accounts when you die or become incapacitated? Without physical evidence of your bills or statements for your accounts, how will your executor,…

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Best Practices for Device Applications by Dan Donnelly Recently, there was a new, at least for me, phishing attempt through my cell phone. It started like it has hundreds of times before for most of us with someone from an unidentified number trying to call me. However, this “person” didn’t leave a voice mail or…

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We came across this great article from Wired, which always has some really good information on Cyber-security and staying safe on the internet. Public Wifi is something we get a lot of questions about – how do we make sure our Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is secure on public wifi? Read below to make sure…

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Is your Small Business Safe from Cybercrime? by Terri McDermott The Internet allows businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets and provides opportunities to work more efficiently by using computer-based tools. Whether you are thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website for…

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Staying Safe on Social Media 2019 – Week 1 Maintaining anonymity in an information society By Christina Belfiglio Have you ever wondered how one might “steal” someone’s identity or hack into their accounts?  There are many ways cyber criminals can do this – purchase data on the dark web, scams that get you to share…

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April 4, 2019 / by Fortis Family Office Tax Team Elderly fraud is becoming a major problem. Ever have a grandparent or parent ask how to access, fix, use, or view something on their iPhone or computer?  They could be asking due to their lack of understanding of advancing technology, which can make them an easy…

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October 2018 Here at Fortis, we believe cyber-security is of the utmost importance, and we have made cyber-awareness a top priority for our Clients, Colleagues and Friends.  October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Fortis is promoting cyber security by sharing weekly tips and information during the month of October.   Cyber Security and Social…

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