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This week in Cybersecurity Awareness Month explores cybersecurity fundamentals: how simple actions- such as Multi-Factor Authentication- can help secure your digital lives, improve the security of smart and internet-connected devices, and how other fundamentals can help reduce cyber risks. 

Download these Cybersecurity tip sheets and share throughout your community—with your friends, family, and coworkers. By doing so, we can all make huge strides in protecting our devices.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Tip Sheet (PDF)

mfaHave you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are consistently front-page news these days? Perhaps you, or someone you know, are a victim of cyber criminals who stole personal information, banking credentials, or more. As these incidents become more prevalent, you should consider using multi-factor authentication, also called strong authentication, or two-factor authentication. This technology may already be familiar to you, as many banking and financial institutions require both a password and one of the following to log in: a call, email, or text containing a code. By applying these principles of verification to more of your personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more, you can better secure your information and identity online!

Creating Passwords Tip Sheet (PDF)

passwordsCreating a strong password is a critical step to protecting yourself online. Using long, complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No one is immune to cyber risk, but #SeeYourselfInCyber and you can minimize your chances of an incident.



Protecting Against Identity Theft Tip Sheet (PDF)

identity theftConsumers and Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber-attack occurs. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to personal information and systems. Cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep personal data safe and secure. 



Travel Tip Sheet 

travelIn a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks. #SeeYourselfInCyber and use these tips to connect with confidence while on the go.



Online Privacy Tip Sheet (PDF)

phishingThe Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. #SeeYourselfInCyber when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrimes victim.



Protecting Your Digital Home Tip Sheet (PDF)

Secure at homeMore of our home devices—including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet. This enables us to control devices on our smartphones which can save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing, however they also pose a new set of security risks. #SeeYourselfInCyber to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.


Social Media Cybersecurity Tip Sheet (PDF)

socialNow more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and "#SeeYourselfInCyber"? Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world.



About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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. The theme - See Yourself In Cyber – 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.

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

Post by Members Choice Credit Union
October 6, 2022