The internet has opened a new world of convenience, but with that convenience come new threats to cybersecurity. As the holiday season fast approaches, increased online shopping activity means that your personal information may be at risk if you are not careful. As cybercriminals continue to grow more and more sophisticated, it’s important for our customers to know how to protect themselves. Here are seven steps consumers can take to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.
Protecting yourself from cyber threats begins with practicing safe behavior online. Follow these tips when shopping for loved ones this holiday season:
While cybercrime can be scary, you shouldn’t let it deter you from shopping online. Following the above steps can help you keep you from becoming a target.
These tips are provided by the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA), representing banks and thrifts in the state. The IBA serves it members by providing legislative advocacy, training, regulatory compliance and other services designed to enhance the ability of banks to serve their communities. Learn more at www.iowabankers.com.
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