Each October, Regions joins with companies both inside and outside the financial services industry to focus on the importance of cybersecurity and cyber awareness.
As part of that effort, Regions has been sharing information and content on Doing More Today to help keep your information and accounts safe:
In addition, Regions CEO John Turner recently sat down with Chief Enterprise Operations and Technology Officer Dan Massey to talk about cybersecurity threats, layers of security and the role each person plays in cyber vigilance.
What Keeps You Up At Night? – Major Cyber Threats
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an opportunity to focus on what Regions does to keep our bank and customers safe. We’ve all heard the stories about hospitals, municipalities, and businesses that have been targeted by cybercriminals.
Everyone – from bank employees to customers and business owners – is on the front lines when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone must be aware and watchful.
To combat cybercrime, you need more than one tool or one person. When we look at Regions systems and network and information, we rely on layered security – from the moment you log in, to when you’re browsing or using our technologies or systems, to transactions and relationships.
“The good news is we do have many, many layers of protections,” Massey said. “From the second either a device connects to our network or when we log in, we can monitor any type of anomalous behavior, contain that and help mitigate it as quickly as possible.
“While a lot of the big technical breaches capture the headlines, 80% of the cybersecurity breaches are human based. Social engineering is a very effective primary means for getting access to systems and that’s where we all play a part in cybersecurity every single day.”
Cybersecurity Tips for Everyone
Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. But it also requires a certain level of vigilance. Massey offered a few tips:
Watch more of the conversation between Turner and Massey: