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Happy (Semi-)Retirement Cathy!

I will be retiring from my full-time position at LSB the end of this year. I have worked in several different positions, first as a teller, then loan clerk, and finally as executive assistant. All of it has been so enjoyable, so making the decision to retire has been very difficult for me. My husband has been asking when I was going to retire since I turned 65, but I haven’t been able to make up my mind. I have enjoyed my work at LSB and my co-workers so much, the idea of leaving all that behind just didn’t feel right.

When struggling with a decision, they say to take a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle and put the pros on one side and the cons on the other. I decided to give it a try. On the pro side, I listed the things I would like to do in my retirement. I guess you could call it my bucket list. On the other side, I listed the things I would miss by not working. I will have to admit the pro side was much longer, but I still wasn’t convinced I wanted to leave work behind. …

Clues From Cash

KnowBe4 Security Tips - Social Engineering Red Flags #​5: ​Email Body
The prevalence of phishing scams is at an all-time high. Because you are the key to preventing a cyberattack within your organization, it is important to question the legitimacy of every email you receive. Below is a list of questions to ask yourself ​about the content and body of the email ​that may help you realize that you are being phished.

​​Review the content of the email. ​​Is the sender asking me to click on a link or open an attachment to avoid a negative consequence, or to gain something of value? Is the email out of the ordinary, or does it have bad grammar or spelling errors? Is the sender asking me to click a link or open up an attachment that seems odd or illogical? Do I have an uncomfortable gut feeling about the sender’s request to open an attachment or click a link? Is the email asking me to look at a compromising or embarrassing pictur…