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Ted Shin | Information Security Officer | Customer Education

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology; whenever and however you connect. The theme for the month is 'It's Easy to Stay Safe Online' and GBC is proud to be a Champion and support this online safety and education initiative this October.

October is all about taking action! All month long, we are promoting these key behaviors to encourage every reader to take control of their online lives and help spread cybersecurity awareness to family, friends, and the community. There are all kinds of ways to stay safe and secure online but even just practicing these cybersecurity basics can make a huge difference:

  1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication when available
  2. Use Strong Passwords
  3. Update Your Software
  4. Be aware of common Social Engineering attack methods
  5. Recognize and Report Phishing

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). We encourage you to sign up as an individual Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion. After signing up, you'll receive a toolkit of free resources, including simple steps you can take to #BeCyberSmart.

For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit staysafeonline.org and cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month .

The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our employees and customers is important to GBC. If you think you're the victim of fraud or that someone is attempting to access your personal financial information, contact us immediately and we will help you take the best next steps.

About GBC

Georgia Banking Company (GBC) is a full-service, commercial community bank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. GBC's team of veteran bankers know their communities and are focused on leveraging technology to deliver an exceptional service experience to meet the needs of growing businesses and consumers. The bank also offers a unique suite of mortgage products to independent mortgage bankers across the nation. Visit GeorgiaBanking.com to learn more.

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