Safeguarding Against a Cyberattack
Cyber and data security have long been areas of emphasis for community banks, but in today’s escalating digital environment, that focus has grown.
The rise in online interactions and massive amounts of data flowing over the web, has led to an uptick in fraudulent activity. Consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, a 70% increase over the prior year, according to the FTC.
As fraudsters evolve their techniques to find new ways to prey on consumers and small businesses, community banks like First National Bank have continued to serve as our customer’s first line of defense by following industry standards and procedures to protect electronic systems, data applications, and networks from interference.
Our staff also undergoes routine cybersecurity training to spot and thwart attacks, but another essential weapon in the fight against cyber threats is an educated consumer.
Below is a curated list of best practices to help reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud:
Consumers can also make sure their account has not been compromised by taking the following steps to:
Respond to a Data Breach
In the unfortunate event of a data breach, there are steps you can take to minimize your exposure:
Working together, we can take a bite out of cybercrime by shoring up our defenses.