Every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month shares messages and weekly themes of the importance of staying safe online. This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future.
Organizations like Members Choice Credit Union and individuals like you move more online than ever before — to socialize, to conduct business, and to simply have fun.
While an increased online presence can be positive, cybercriminals continue to find ways to compromise technology and disrupt our lives. Cybersecurity Awareness Month encourages everyone to take increased ownership of enhanced online activity and the important security practices that come along with it. The virtual safety of our community, and, ultimately, our nation, depends on our personal online safety practices.
Cybersecurity is important to Members Choice Credit Union and we are committed to helping our customers become more resilient. Throughout October you will learn how to:
- See Yourself in Cyber - View and Download Handy Tip Sheets
While cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.
- Protect Your Passwords and The Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication
Learn how creating strong passwords and using Multi-Factor Authentication can help secure your accounts.
- Think Before You Click
Recognize phishing attempts—which can lead to ransomware or other malware attacks—and how to report suspicious emails.
- See Yourself in Cyber All Year Round
Explore how regular software updates can protect your devices from cyber attacks.
We should all approach cybersecurity with care in owning, securing, and protecting all our online accounts and information. Members Choice Credit Union offers these resources that you can utilize to keep yourself safe online:
- CISA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month Website: cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month
- CISA’s Cyber Essentials – basic cyber best practices for business leaders: cisa.gov/cyber-essentials
- Learn about careers in cyber with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies: niccs.cisa.gov
This month also showcases how building a global cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity. CISA and The Department of Homeland (DHS) Security will also be holding a Virtual Cyber Hiring Webinar on October 18, and you can pre-register for that event now.
Follow Members Choice on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram for Cybersecurity posts and resources.
If you have more questions about how Members Choice Credit Union is getting involved in this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month Campaign, please email us at email@example.com.