Cybersecurity Awareness

    What is Cybersecurity? Why is Cybersecurity important?

    Cybersecurity awareness involves being mindful of cybersecurity in day-to-day situations. Being aware of the dangers of browsing the web, checking email and interacting online are all components of cybersecurity awareness.  With an ever-rising number of cyberattacks each year (Forbes, the risk of not being aware of protective cybersecurity practices can contribute to unwanted negative outcomes ranging from a breach of data to a loss of your hard earned money. 

    Protect yourself from email phishing

    Phishing (pronounced: fishing) is an attack that attempts to steal your money, or your identity, by getting you to reveal personal information -- such as credit card numbers, bank information, or passwords -- on websites that pretend to be legitimate. Cybercriminals typically pretend to be reputable companies, friends, or acquaintances in a fake message, which contains a link to a phishing website (, 2022).

    Phishing scams may look like:

    • Emails with links to fake PNS AIHA websites that ask visitors to enter their username and password or download fake files that may contain malware.
    • Websites with fake PNS AIHA support information that claim to offer a direct phone number or customer service through fraudulent numbers.

    How you can keep your account safe:

    • Know what you can expect from PNS AIHA. PNS AIHA President, Administrator or other executive committee members will never ask you for your debit card number, ask for purchase any Gift Cards or for your login information.
    • Report suspected phishing scams. Please look within your email platform for the option to report this message as Phishing.  Note that this is for reporting purposes only—you may not receive a response from our email provider.

    You can learn more about identifying scams and security best practices by reviewing Microsoft Support Topic on Phishing from their website.


    - Website Committee