By now it's no surprise that there are scams on the Internet. Everything from magical pills to offers of instant wealth fill e-mail inboxes. But every scam might not be obvious at first glance.

Phishing is the act of illegally obtaining personal information through e-mails that appear to be real. These e-mails might contain an official logo or an image from the company's Web site. But in reality it is a phony e-mail from a hacker who is interested in "catching" personal information (hence the term phishing!).

With warmer weather in the forecast, it can be very easy to put off one of the most important spring tasks: filing taxes. Even though the April 15 deadline is quickly approaching, many Missourians still have not filed taxes. Taxpayers can be at ease, however, because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a convenient electronic-filing (e-filing) option online to help those with time constraints.

Columbia, MO—Businesses today rely on corporate technology networks and Internet connections for sales, operating, transactional and financial systems. However, this global connectivity comes with the risk and liability of a data network breach. No business or organization is immune to cyber attacks, which is why many business owners are allocating time and resources towards network security. According to The Economist, 45% of companies have appointed a Chief Risk Officer, with another 25% planning to recruit one in the future.