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  • 2014 Cyber Security Outlook
    As we look ahead toward the cyber threats facing us this year, some key challenges will result from the advancements in technology that are becoming part of our daily lives. Ranging from the Internet of Things to online currencies, devices and systems have never been more interconnected. Before we adopt these new technologies, we need to ensure we understand the security implications, and have appropriate layers of defense in place.  
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  • Cyber Hygiene with the Top 20 Critical Security Controls
    In this digital age, we rely on our computers and devices for so many aspects of our lives that the need to be proactive and vigilant to protect against cyber threats has never been greater. However, in order to be as secure as possible, we need to use good cyber hygiene – that is, making sure we are protecting and maintaining systems and devices appropriately and using cyber security best practices.
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  • FAQ on Security for Social Media
    Social media websites allow people to collaborate and connect to share information and ideas. Essentially, these sites allow people to socialize in cyberspace.  Some are tailored to government and military employees. Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media sites in the United States.
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  • Cyber Monday and Online Shopping Season: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself
    Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. According to American Express, for the first time, more people are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday than visit brick and mortar stores on Black Friday.
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  • FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Financial Tips for Seniors
    Consumers face financial issues in their retirement years ranging from how to maintain their lifestyle and pay for medical expenses on a fixed income to avoiding scams that target the elderly. To help older adults make informed decisions and protect their assets, the Summer 2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News features a collection of articles entitled "Financial Tips for Seniors."
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  • Java Exploits
    Java is a computer language that allows programmers and application developers to write software that can run on many different operating systems.  Many applications and websites require end-users to have Java installed.  Websites incorporate Java applets (small applications) to enhance the usability and functionality of a website.  In general, when a user visits one of these websites, depending on their browser’s security settings, they may have no idea that the Java applet is automatically running.
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  • Using Wi-Fi: Connect with Care
    Whether you’re entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a tablet, downloading new travel apps on your smartphone or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take to make sure your personal information is safe.
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  • Safe Mobile Banking: Our Latest Tips for Protecting Yourself
    Using a smartphone, "tablet" computer or other mobile device to manage your finances can be convenient and help you monitor your money from practically anywhere. At the same time, it's important to take steps to protect your account information.
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  • Avoiding Scams: Sticking to the Basics Can Go a Long Way
    There is plenty of information available to consumers to help avoid being a fraud or theft victim. "But some people complain that there is too much to remember and that being vigilant can be a daunting task," said Millie Spencer, a financial crimes specialist with the FDIC. Here's a short list of simple ways to avoid many financial crimes.
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  • Fraud artists may use the names of the FDIC and other government agencies
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding us that fraudulent correspondence claiming to be from the FDIC continues to be mailed, faxed and e-mailed in the United States and other countries.
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  • Remember to protect your personal information when shopping online.>
    Although the most common identity theft or account fraud comes from someone you know, online shoppers need to also be cautious about giving out personal information or leaving it where someone has access to it. By following some simple precautions, you can have a better online shopping experience and not place your personal information in jeopardy...
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  • Avoid Getting Hooked by a Phishing Scam
    According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, the upheaval in the financial marketplace may spur scam artists to phish for your personal information.
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  • ICBA and First Minnetonka City Bank Offer Tips for Travelers
    Planning Ahead Can Help You Keep Your Money Safe
    With the kick off of summer many Americans are planning to hit the road or the skies for their much-anticipated summer vacation. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and First Minnetonka City Bank want consumers to have the information they need before they leave home so they can keep their money safe.
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Mission

Enforce the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws to ensure the right of equal housing opportunity and free and fair housing choice without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family composition.

Major Goals

1. Reduce discrimination in housing by doubling the Title VIII case load by the end of 2000 through aggressive enforcement of civil rights and fair housing laws;

2. Promote geographic mobility for low-income and minority households;

3. Integrate fair housing plans into HUD's Consolidated Plans;

4. Further fair housing in other relevant programs of the Federal government; and

5. Promote substantial equivalency among state, local and community organizations involved in providing housing.