Protecting Seniors Online with Helios Secure Web Gateway

Empowering Seniors with Safe and Secure Internet Access

Senior citizens are increasingly targeted by online scams, resulting in significant financial losses. Here are some current statistics and insights:

Financial Losses

  • Total Losses: Seniors over 60 lost $564 million due to internet-based scams, including social media, websites, online ads, and pop-ups in 2024
  • Annual Losses: Elder fraud scams result in an estimated annual loss of $28.3 billion, with a significant portion (72%) taken by individuals close to the victims, such as family members or friends

Common Scam Types

  • Investment Scams: These are the most common scams targeting seniors, with losses rising 175% from the previous year, totaling $404 million in 2022
  • Romance Scams: Losses from romance scams for those aged 60 and over rose 13% between 2021 and 2022, amounting to $240 million
  • Government Impersonation and Sweepstakes Scams: These are also prevalent, often involving robocalls and other deceptive tactics

Reporting and Vulnerability

  • Underreporting: Seniors are less likely to report losing money to fraud, which means actual losses could be higher than reported
  • Health Factors: Older adults in poorer mental or physical health, or those with memory issues or disabilities, are more vulnerable to scams

Methods of Contact

  • Phone Scams: The phone remains the top method scammers use to contact seniors, with higher median losses reported from phone scams compared to online scams
  • Online Scams: Despite phone scams resulting in higher median losses, the majority of scams now originate online

Payment Methods

  • Gift Cards: Scammers often request payments via gift cards, which have become increasingly common since 2020

Prevention and Support

  • National Elder Fraud Hotline: The U.S. Department of Justice provides a hotline for reporting elder fraud, offering support and resources to victims.

These statistics underscore the growing threat of online scams targeting senior citizens and highlight the need for increased awareness and preventive measures.

Protection for your Family

Advanced Controls and Safe Browsing

Helios offers robust controls, allowing you to manage and restrict internet access to dangerous sites, and ensures safe browsing by filtering inappropriate content. This feature helps protect your family from online threats and inappropriate content, providing a safer internet experience for all household members.

Comprehensive Real-Time Threat Detection

Helios actively monitors your home network 24/7, detecting and neutralizing potential threats in real-time. This ensures your devices and personal data are continuously protected against cyber attacks, giving you peace of mind.

Automated Vulnerability Management

Helios continuously scans your network for vulnerabilities and provides automated updates and patches. This proactive approach minimizes security gaps, reducing the risk of exploitation by cybercriminals and ensuring your network remains up-to-date with the latest protections.

Phishing and Malware Protection

Helios includes advanced phishing and malware detection features that identify and block malicious websites and downloads. By preventing access to harmful sites and files, Helios safeguards your personal and financial information from phishing attacks and malware infections.

Helios Secure Web Gateway is dedicated to providing robust protection, allowing seniors to navigate the internet confidently and securely.

Key Features of Helios for Protection:

  • Comprehensive Content Filtering: Blocks access to malicious and inappropriate websites, ensuring a safe browsing experience.
  • Automatic Software Updates: Ensures that all security patches and updates are automatically applied, protecting against newly discovered vulnerabilities
  • Malware and Virus Protection: Identifies and blocks malware, viruses, and other online threats in real-time.
  • Block Remote access software: Effectively blocks unauthorized remote access software often used by scammers, preventing them from taking control of your devices and safeguarding your personal information.
  • Geo-blocking: To prevent access from regions known for fraudulent activities, ensuring that scammers from these locations cannot reach your network.
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Support: Provides round-the-clock monitoring and dedicated support to address any security concerns.

Why Us ? We Are Security Experts

Helios uses state-of-the-art threat intelligence and real-time monitoring to detect and neutralize sophisticated cyber threats as they emerge. Our advanced platform includes layer over layer of defenses to ensure continuous protection against the latest vulnerabilities and attacks. 
Every team member is a credentialed cybersecurity expert.

Your ISP Cannot Protect You

ISPs typically offer basic protection, such as antivirus and anti-malware software, which only cover fundamental threats and do not include real-time updates or advanced threat detection. Sometimes requiring you to install a hardware device.

What Clients have To say

"Helios SWG's geo-blocking feature is amazing. It has stopped many unwanted connections from high-risk regions. I can use the internet confidently, knowing I'm well-protected against cyber threats."
Alice T. (70) San Diego, CA
"My grandson set up Helios Secure Web Gateway for me, and it’s been fantastic. The software blocks remote access attempts from scammers, and I get fewer spam emails. I feel much more secure online now."
Edward B. (72), Dallas, TX
"Helios SWG has been a game-changer for me. It’s easy to use and has prevented several phishing attempts. I love the peace of mind knowing my personal information is safe when I'm online."
Margaret L. (68), New York, NY

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