Consumer Tips

National Cyber Security Awareness Month


October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security encourage their partners and companies of all sizes to take steps this October to protect themselves and the larger digital community. A core message used during the month and throughout the year is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – simple, actionable advice anyone can follow.

STOP: make sure security measures are in place.

THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.

CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is a global online safety awareness and education campaign with hundreds of international partner organizations. STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ was co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group and is implemented via a partner program of more than 420 organizations that integrate the campaign into their education and awareness efforts and share the message in their communities. It's easy (and free) to sign up as a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ partner; learn more at

For A Bank Customer’s Guide to Cybersecurity: go to