As October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz reminds credit unions about the importance of fighting cybercrime and protecting online the personal and financial information of their members.
“Credit unions should make cyber security an important part of their financial literacy efforts in October and all year long,” said Matz. “NCUA has a number of resources available on our consumer website,
MyCreditUnion.gov, and our financial literacy microsite,
Pocket Cents, to help credit unions begin these conversations with their members.”
Throughout October, NCUA will highlight ways credit union members can protect their personal and financial information on its consumer Twitter feed,
@MyCUgov, as well as in the upcoming October issue of the
NCUA Report. The agency will also regularly post tips and best practices on NCUA’s
Twitter pages that credit unions can use to make their electronic information systems and online engagements more secure.
Cybercrime is a growing concern for financial institutions and consumers alike. The Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Internet Crime Complaint Center received
289,874 consumer complaints of internet fraud and other cybercrimes in 2012. These crimes resulted in an estimated adjusted dollar loss of approximately
For more information on Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit