2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected from fraud when using technology whenever and however you connect online.

The theme for the month is ‘It’s easy to stay safe online’ and Bristol County Savings Bank proudly supports this online safety and education initiative this October to help you, your family, friends, and our Massachusetts & Rhode Island community stay safe all year long.

This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main focal areas revolve around four key fundamental online cybersecurity best practices:

  • Recognizing and reporting phishing scams – still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.

  • Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.

  • Enabling multi-factor authentication on personal devices and business networks.

  • Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.

There are all kinds of ways to stay safe and secure online but even just practicing these cybersecurity basics can make a huge difference. View important fraud tips with our identity theft and fraud resources.