The weather turns colder and the days grow shorter during this spooky time of year, but it’s not the ghosts and ghouls you should fear. The real danger arises from the hackers, crackers, and cyber punks who want to get past your firewall and gain access to your personal information. That’s why the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) is promoting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.
Cyber attacks are becoming more complex and common. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2016, cyber victims lost $1.3 billion from scams initiated through the web.
The world wide web doesn’t have to be scary. Just follow these tips to help keep your information safe online:
More information on Cybersecurity Awareness Month and additional tips on monitoring your personal information on the web are available from Stay Safe Online at https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/. Limit your fears to ghosts this Halloween and stay protected on the web.
Richard Baier, a proud husband, father of two, and the president/CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA). Avid about growing the Cornhusker State's banking industry.