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Your success is our success! That's why we're always looking for ways to expand your knowledge base and provide information to help you be more successful. Partners Bank of California's RESOURCES FOR SUCCESS is a library of content offerings meant to help educate and inform our clients and their associates - about various banking and business topics. So, help yourself to these articles and tips...and feel free to pass them along!

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Cybersecurity Guide

With scammers, hackers, and other bad guys trying to steal your personal information online, it’s a good idea to know how to lock down your devices, network, and information. That way, your passwords, Social Security number, or account numbers are protected from scammers. Here are tips from the FTC to protect your personal information and data, as well as ransomware prevention and response resources.

A Guide for Businesses: Practical Tips for Safeguarding Personal Information

Most companies keep sensitive personal information in their files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data—that identifies customers or employees.  Learn five practical tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on how to create and implement a plan for safeguarding personal information.

Four Ways to Protect Your Business from a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware can take a serious toll on your business. Scam emails, infected websites, server vulnerabilities, and online ads are all ways cyber criminals can start an attack. Learn four ways to protect your business from a ransomware attack with tips provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you stay a step ahead.

6 Tips for How to Protect Your Business's Equipment and Device Data

Lapses in physical security can expose sensitive company data to identity theft, with potentially serious consequences. Here are some tips — provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — for protecting information in paper files and on hard drives, flash drives, laptops, point-of-sale devices, and other equipment.

5 Areas of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps businesses of all sizes better understand, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risk and protect their networks and data. The Framework is voluntary. It gives your business an outline of best practices to help you decide where to focus your time and money for cybersecurity protection. Learn about the five areas of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

Business eBanking Risk Assessment and Evaluation

You may be surprised to find an increase in frequency of cybercrime that targets small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Take an initial step to assess your internet banking risk profile by using this Business eBanking Risk Assessment and Evaluation.

How to Recognize and Avoid
Phishing Scams

Scammers often update their tactics, but there are some signs that will help you recognize a phishing email or text message. Check out these tactics provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

Protect Your Business with These Cybersecurity Basics

Cyber criminals target companies of all sizes. However, knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them to practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack.

Tips for Preventing Business Email Compromise

Businesses can always take precautions and deploy security measures to prevent Business Email Compromise (BEC). Check out these tips to prevent email-borne attacks from reaching employees and to mitigate attacks that penetrate a business’s processes. 

Protecting Your Information: Identity Theft and Online Banking Security Precautions

You may not know it, but wherever and whenever your information is online, it’s under attack. Check out these tips from Partners Bank for protecting your vital personal and business information from identity theft.

The Dark Web: How Can I Protect Myself?

You may have heard the term “Dark Web” used by others or in the media and wondered “what is the Dark Web” or “should i be doing anything about it?”. Click here to read what exactly the Dark Web is and some tips to keep yourself protected.