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Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Categories: Security
October is Cybersecurity Month. Here are some helpful tips from the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA):
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 1, 2018)—In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smart device and what to do if they suspect their information has been compromised.
“Last year, 143 million consumers in the United States were victims of cybercrime, underscoring the importance of safeguards to protect against a cyberattack,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Community banks take this responsibility very seriously and want to do their part to help strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity ecosystem and ensure all Americans are armed with practical tips to avoid falling prey to identity theft and fraud.”
There are steps consumers can take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud. ICBA encourages consumers to:
Learn more about how to protect your digital life during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by visiting the Stay Safe Online website.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.