October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

According to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, 143 million U.S. consumers were victims of cybercrime — more than half of the country’s adult online population — with losses totaling nearly $19.5 billion. In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Virginia banking industry is highlighting tips and information to help consumers protect themselves from such cyber-attacks.

Last week, the VBA sent a press release featuring tips for safe banking online and being more cybersecure that was featured in the Augusta Free Press. We encourage our banks to customize this press release and send it to your media contacts. We have also developed social media images for your bank to use on your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms. The VBA will be sharing these images as well as tips from the press release over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow the VBA on social media (@vabankers) for updates! You can download the customizable press release, tips and images here.