October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise understanding nationally and internationally. 2023 marks the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month and all month long, Regions will be providing tips, information and resources on how you can stay cyber aware to make smarter decisions that keep you, your family and your community safer online.
What’s one of the best ways to protect yourself from cyber threats? Be skeptical.
It sounds simple, but fraudsters count on people letting their guard down and clicking on a malicious link, responding to an email, or giving out sensitive information via phone or text.
Phishing, vishing, and smishing are common tactics criminals use to commit fraud. But being aware of these tactics and thinking twice before you click a link or divulge information can keep you safer.
By practicing methods to verify the legitimacy of communications and devices, we can all help protect ourselves and our loved ones from cyber threats.
Cojbasic and Joshua Campbell, head of Cyber Intel, Awareness and Governance at Regions, recently shared advice with Bham Now on how to recognize phishing, vishing and smishing scams and what you can do to help avoid becoming a victim.
Read their tips to stay cyber aware.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-managed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and National Cybersecurity Alliance. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/.
The information presented is general in nature and should not be considered, legal, accounting or tax advice. Regions reminds its customers that they should be vigilant about fraud and security and that they are responsible for taking action to protect their computer systems. Fraud prevention requires a continuous review of your policies and practices, as the threat evolves daily. There is no guarantee that all fraudulent transactions will be prevented or that related financial losses will not occur. Visit regions.com/FRAUDPREVENTION or speak with your Banker for further information on how you can help prevent fraud.
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