Brian Mertens

SnapchatBrian Mertens, Network Engineer

400 Broad Street 
Beloit, WI 53511
bmertens@blackhawkbank.com


Brian began his career with Blackhawk Bank in November 2015. His technology and cybersecurity knowledge is unparalleled. Brian attended Carthage College and Southern New Hampshire University and holds a degree in Cybersecurity. 

Areas of Expertise 

Technology, Networking, VoIP

Affiliations 

Beloit Meals on Wheels

Just for Fun

Brian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, shopping antique stores for industrial/modern re-purposed items and visiting saltwater fish and coral stores. Brian even has a 210-gallon saltwater show-tank with a host of fish and coral. 

Blogs

Scammers and fraudsters are always looking for unsuspecting victims to steal personal information from and use it fraudulently. In honor of Safer Internet Day, here are some ways parents and families can help ensure everyone’s personal information stays safe.
 
One of the most popular apps of the decade is Snapchat -- a growing multimedia messaging company that allows users to create and share unique content with friends.

Being a business owner nowadays is a lot more involved than it used to be, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Owners today need to understand what it takes to protect customer information and be aware of tactics used by fraudsters to access that information.

As a local business owner, knowing where to start is the first step in protecting your customer data. Here are some answers about ransomware and how you can protect your business against an attack.

We know how confusing it can be to know exactly what cookies are and how they affect you, and whether or not you should accept the cookies policy on every website. Here’s some tips for you and your family so you can safely navigate the internet.

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month! October is a time to remember that your security and protection of personal information should remain top priority. 

TikTok is a free social media app that has recently grown in popularity. While mostly used among the younger generation, TikTok has become wildly popular during the last few months as more users have joined during quarantine.
 
Regardless of whether you own a small business, work for a large corporation, or simply keep digital records at home, your computer has become a crucial place for storing data you need each and every day.
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