Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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10.21.21

Cybersecurity Awareness Month


In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and to help keep cybersecurity measures on top of mind, here are a few tips on how to prevent malware infections.

Preventing Malware Infections
Avoiding malware infections is critical, both at work and at home. Stay alert, think before clicking.

Fight the Phish
As always, phishing deserves immediate and ongoing attention. Most malware infections are spread through malicious links and attachments.

Be Aware of Social Engineering Threats
Social engineering attacks are a type of cybercrime wherein the attacker fools the target through impersonation. They might pretend to be your boss, your utility company, your financial institution, or someone from the government. Regardless of who they're impersonating, their motivation is always the same - extracting money or personal data.

Stay Up to Date
At work, follow organizational policies for software and firmware updates. In your personal life, consider enabling automatic updates for computers and smart devices so you never miss a critical security patch. Failure to do so could allow cybercriminals to leverage known vulnerabilities.

If You've Been Victimized
If you suspect your identity has been stolen, you should notify Provident Credit Union immediately at (800) 632-4600, so we can take immediate action such as closing any accounts that may have been tampered with.

For more information on security and fraud prevention, please visit providentcu.org/security.

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