Staten Island Business Bank Helps Underscore Importance of Cyber-Security Diligence

 

Victory State Bank is urging Staten Islanders to remain alert when it comes to cyber security.

Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month – administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  -- reminds us of the importance of protecting not only our individual identities, finances, and privacy but also our country’s national security, critical infrastructure, and economy.

Victory State bank agrees with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the DHS and other federal agencies when they remind us that Cyber security is a responsibility shared by all — the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.

As explained on the FBI’s website, Americans individually should ensure the security of their own computers and other electronic devices. You don’t want criminals accessing your bank accounts online. You don’t want to become part of a criminal botnet responsible for stealing millions of dollars. You don’t want to unknowingly infect your company’s computer network with a damaging virus.

So how can you protect against those scenarios? Here are a few tips:

§  Make sure you’ve got updated antivirus software installed;

§  Enable automated patches for your operating system;

§  Don’t open e-mail attachments or click on URLs in unsolicited e-mails;

§  Use strong passwords, and don’t use the same one or two passwords for everything, and

§  Avoid putting out personally identifiable information on social media platforms.

In other words, make it as difficult as possible for criminals and others to use your digital technology against you, against other innocent victims, and against our nation as a whole.

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.victorystatebank.com.

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