The Biondo Group, LLC and our affiliates Biondo Investment Advisors, LLC and Biondo Wealth Services, LLC maintain a formal and comprehensive security program focusing on the protection of client, firm and employee confidential information. Keeping your information secure from criminals is a top priority for our firm and we take clear and actionable steps in our security measures. Unfortunately, cyber fraud continues to escalate, is ever changing, and continues to become more sophisticated.
We encourage you to embrace measures to help protect your identity and mitigate potential security risks. To support your efforts, we’ve added resources to this page for your information and use. We ask that you notify us if you change your address or telephone number. If you suspect your email or your account has been compromised, please call us immediately.
We will continue to add resources to this page for you. Never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about how we protect your accounts or the steps you and your family can take to better protect yourselves.
Links to Summary Reports:
The Biondo Group Data Protection Summary and Highlights
A summary of the Firm’s efforts relating to the protection of its confidential information.
Cyber Risk Summary Report
The Biondo Group, LLC received an overall score of 100 from an independent third party that evaluated internet-facing systems and applications. This cyber risk score illustrates our organization’s preparedness against some of today’s cyber threats.
We often assume cybercrime only happens to someone else but hackers know the easiest way to get to your information is through you.
Cybercrime Happens Way More Than You Think
Social engineering attacks can come in many forms, and it is important to slow down and remain aware when connected to any electronic devices.
Don’t let your guard down just because you’re on a mobile device. Be just as careful as you would on a desktop.
20 Ways to Block Mobile Attacks
You can reduce the risk of fraud and loss to your retirement account by following these basic rules:
Identity Theft – What to do RIGHT AWAY!
The Federal Trade Commission (the ‘FTC’) advises the following steps should be taken immediately upon discovering you have fallen victim to identity theft.
- Call the companies where you know fraud occurred
- Place a fraud alert and get your credit reports
- Report identity theft to the FTC @ identitytheft.gov
- You may choose to file a report with your local police department
Source: Federal Trade Commission
HELPFUL LINKS (these will open in a new tab or window):
The State of Florida has an excellent, easy to navigate site. Simple definitions with links, and includes step by step “how to’s” at: http://www.secureflorida.org/
Other states have their own cyber security sites:
If your home state isn’t listed, an internet search for “(your state’s name) cyber security” should work. Look for sites that have the name of your state and a “.gov” or “.us” extension.