During Data Privacy Week taking place January 21-27, Farm Credit East reminds everyone to remain vigilant when it comes to data security. Cyber threats are increasingly common — from cybercriminals gaining access to personal accounts, to ransomware attacks resulting in malicious software that lock computers until a ransom is paid.
It’s the responsibility of individuals and organizations to remain vigilant as cyberattacks continue evolving. Following are five tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of a cyber scam and ensure your information remains secure.
5 Tips to Remain Vigilant
In the unfortunate event one of your accounts is compromised, contact the organization that holds the account immediately to lock your account from further use. Keep a close eye on all your other accounts (especially if common login credentials are used) as well as monitor your credit report for suspicious activity.
Farm Credit East is taking measures to protect against ransomware, including requiring customer authentication when changes are made to your account, utilizing security questions to verify your identity; and requiring multi-factor authentication when logging into Farm Credit Connect, but attacks remain a threat. Everyone needs to be cautious when it comes to the security of their information.
In recognition of data security week, what is one thing you can do today to further secure your data?