NCUA and FTC team up for consumer #NCUAChat on cyber security
Join the conversation to learn how to protect against online threats
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 15, 2015) — More than one million cyberattacks targeting consumers occur every year, so the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are teaming up on a live Twitter chat to provide information to help people protect themselves.
The Twitter chat is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern. Consumers are encouraged to follow the conversation and contribute using the #NCUAChat hashtag on Twitter. The moderators will answer consumer questions throughout the chat, and participants can submit questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the chat, the Federal Trade Commission will share resources and prevention tips from their consumer site www.OnGuardOnline.gov. NCUA will share resources on how consumers can protect their finances from MyCreditUnion.gov.
The Twitter chat is part of NCUA’s activities during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Consumers can also find and share additional tips and best practices regularly posted on the agency’s Facebook and Twitter sites to help them make electronic communications more secure.
About National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
The NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, the NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 135 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. The NCUA also protects consumers and educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.