October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cybersecurity is becoming more and more important as Phishing scams grow in complexity.

It is extremely important to be vigilant about potential cybersecurity threats.


You receive an email from a company you do business with saying there is an issue with your billing and you need to login to correct the issue and avoid a disruption in service. They provide a convenient link right there in the email to login.

When you receive an email like this, don’t click the link. It’s best to go directly to the company’s website and access your account from there.


This CNBC Personal Finance Article takes a look at how easy it is to fall prey and lose a large sum of money with little or no recourse.


To help you navigate the nefarious phishing forces, we have again worked with our cybersecurity consultant, Wombat, to provide you with some training on becoming a Cybersecurity Superhero!

Be sure to check out their infographics on Phishing, IoT and Business Email Compromise.

You can also check out our other posts regarding cybersecurity and personal security awareness:

Data Protection

For clients, we at HighTower take the security of your accounts very seriously:

  • We do not accept trade information by voicemail, text or email
  • We require verbal confirmation if you email or text us asking for a transfer of funds
  • We contact transfer/closing companies to verbally confirm transmission information.


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