Covington, LA (Oct. 27, 2020)—As Americans venture online in greater numbers to accommodate work, school and shopping realities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Heritage Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are offering practical steps during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help them safeguard sensitive data and mitigate losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.
“Educating customers about account safety and cyber threats is something we must all be mindful about, particularly now as criminals look to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for nefarious purposes,” said David Crumhorn, President/CEO. at Heritage Bank. “We take our responsibility as financial stewards of our customers’ data seriously and want to do our part to strengthen our cybersecurity ecosystem and equip Americans with the knowledge to protect themselves against a data compromise.”
An estimated 67 percent of data breaches resulted from credential theft, human error or social attacks.
Learn more about how to protect your digital life during Cybersecurity Awareness Month by visiting the Stay Safe Online website and spread the word on social media with the hashtag #BeCyberSmart.
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.