In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Ireland Bank is committed to help educate consumers of potential threats or ways to protect their personal information.
“Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and are using every tactic imaginable to carry out their offenses,” said Cordell Passey, Chief Information Officer. “It is extremely important that individuals create barriers to their personal information by enabling passcode locks on their smartphones and activating virus protection software on their computers.”
Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to Symantec, 12 adults become a victim of cybercrime every second.