ALEXANDRIA, Va. (10/2/15)–October marks the 12th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the National Credit Union Administration is offering a number of resources to help credit unions and their members keep their electronic communications secure.
“Criminals, hackers and terrorists work around-the-clock to pilfer sensitive data, steal money and disrupt networks,”said NCUA Chair Debbie Matz. “NCUA works hard every day of the year to provide detailed information to help the credit unions we regulate and the consumers we protect to prevent, detect and respond to these threats.”
She noted that Internet commerce and communications dominate the lives of most people every day, demanding constant vigilance on the part of consumers, financial institutions and government agencies.
Credit unions can find information, including cybersecurity regulations and guidance on the NCUA’s Cyber Security Resources page, and the NCUA’s Pocket Cents site has tips for consumers.
The NCUA is scheduled to host a consumers’ Twitter chat with the Federal Trade Commission Oct. 22. The agency plans to release a new video for credit unions that discusses online security and the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council’s new Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
In addition, the NCUA will post periodic updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the months designed to help credit unions and members make electronic communications more secure.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an initiative sponsored by U.S. Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.