Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Credit unions can access resources to prevent fraud

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government agencies and various industries to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

The NCUA provides cybersecurity information, including regulations and guidance, on its Cybersecurity Resources page. For consumers, the NCUA’s site has tips to help consumers protect their finances. The site also contains information on common scams targeting older adults.

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council — of which NCUA is a member — also has its own Cybersecurity Awareness web page. The site includes resources that can help management and directors of financial institutions better understand supervisory expectations, increase awareness of cybersecurity risks, and assess and mitigate the risks facing their institutions.

The National Cyber Security Alliance is using the theme: “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The evergreen theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

For additional resources and more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, visit the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency website.

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