FDIC Consumer News - Winter 2016
For More Help or Information on Cybersecurity
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has tips on computer and Internet security for bank customers, including small businesses. See a new FDIC website about the basics of cybersecurity awareness, which includes two new brochures — one for consumers about how to protect and maintain their computer systems, and the other for business customers on how to safeguard their systems and data. Also search by topic in current and past issues of our quarterly FDIC Consumer News and watch the FDIC’s multimedia presentation “Don't Be an Online Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams.”
Other federal government agencies also publish information on how to protect against cybercrimes.
- Visit OnGuardOnline, the federal government’s website for information on how to be safe online, for general tips for consumers as well as more targeted information for parents, kids and small businesses.
- Go to the Federal Trade Commmission's computer security page for consumers, which has links to videos on topics like what to do if your email is hacked or malware attacks your computer.
- See the Federal Bureau of Investigation's “How to Protect Your Computer” Web page, which includes links to more information on Internet schemes and how to protect yourself online.
- Consult the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims, which includes online tools for developing a recovery plan and generating pre-filled letters and forms to send to credit bureaus, the police and others who can help after an ID theft incident.