Cybersecurity Awareness For You

Join us in celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and help promote safe online practices! Here at NBT Bank, we prioritize the safety of our customers by constantly enhancing our security measures and educating customers on how to #BeCyberSmart.

This month, we’ve joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) in their campaign to “Do Your Part.” These three simple tips encompass all necessary actions to fight against cybercrime. The focus to “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” is to be intentional with your online activity.

Each week we'll be diving deeper into these topics:

If you connect it, protect it: The line between our online and offline lives is increasingly becoming blurred. Keep track of the information you’re sharing online and what rights those platforms have to it. Regularly maintain privacy settings and manage your information.

Securing devices at home & work: Now more than ever, we must protect the devices we have connected for personal and professional use. Establish unique passwords and keep them private. Set up multi-factor authentication when available and never write down your login credentials. Ensure that you’re the sole person that can login to your accounts.

The future of connected devices: With technology consistently changing and evolving, future technological improvements will affect the security of our devices. No matter what change is to come, every user needs to be prepared to #BeCyberSmart. Staying informed on the changes will help you to be prepared for any threats that may come to your personal information.

October may be dedicated to raising cyber security awareness, but the effort does not stop there. We encourage you to explore the Fraud Information Center to learn more about how to prevent, protect, and report all suspicious banking activity. This information is updated on a regular basis. Throughout the month you can also join us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn as we share information about this topic. If you believe you are a victim of fraud, notify us by emailing [email protected].