Consumer awareness of cybersecurity is more important than ever as online activity and electronic banking are a growing part of everyday life. Becoming informed about digital security and how to protect your accounts is critically important to protecting your money and identity. The advice listed below will assist you in limiting the opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit vulnerabilities in technology.  

Strong Passwords 

  • Change your password frequently, ideally every one or two months. 
  • Utilize a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Avoid using the same password for all of your accounts.

Computer and Device Security

  • Keep the operating software for your computer and devices updated.
  • Install updates as soon as they become available.
  • Utilize antivirus software to monitor the status of your computer and/or devices.

Regular Monitoring

  • Monitor the activity in your bank and credit card accounts regularly.
  • Contact your bank immediately if you identify any irregular activity in your accounts.

For additional resources, please see the FDIC’s Consumer Assistance on Cybersecurity. 


If you see suspicious activity please contact us immediately.

Jake Short

Information Technology

(740) 743-1349