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Virginia Banks Encourage Consumers to Bank Online Safely and Be Cybersecure
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cyber-attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated and common. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that consumers lost $3.3 billion to phishing schemes and other fraud in 2020, nearly double the losses in 2019. In conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Virginia bankers are participating in the industry-wide #BanksNeverAskThat campaign, which empowers consumers to identify bogus bank communications asking for sensitive information like their passwords and social security numbers.

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Infinex Financial Group

Infinex Financial Group is a broker-dealer powerhouse dedicated to delivering world class investment services to financial institutions and their customers.  Since they are owned primarily by community banks, they understand the industry and your unique challenges. The VBA’s partnership with Infinex provides access to their hands-on support and solutions, while avoiding a competitive environment of banks competing against their primary business partners.

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2020 Women in Banking Conference Attendee

“Coming together with other women and to recognize that we can make a difference in the workplace and especially even during these uncertain times. You never know who you will meet to be a witness too. Thanks to Ms. Beatrice Berry for bringing out the beauty in all of us.”

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2020 Leadership Conference LIVE Attendee

“This conference is encouraging and motivational. It gives you the opportunity to foster friendships and learn from your peers across the state. HIGHLY recommended for those who graduated from the VBA School of Bank Management.” 

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2020 DEI Summit Attendee

“This is a perfect program for anyone who is on the DEI journey–from those who are just starting to those who have established programs and those who are looking to enhance what they are already doing.”

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2020 Women’s Mentorship Program Participant

“This program was clearly well thought out and covered a variety of topics helpful to understanding the industry on a more strategic level. It also allowed the mentor/mentee pairs the opportunity to learn from each other and get to know each other better.”

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Women in Banking Conference Attendee

“You have to experience the environment for yourself in order to receive the full benefit. It is my desire for every woman to be able to attend and leave with the sense of community & empowerment that is developed and created by this conference.”

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Women in Banking Conference Attendee

“It’s rare, in our industry, that you have a group full of women together to network and grow our careers – you can’t help but feel empowered in that room and when you leave.”

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VBA Leadership Conference Attendee

“The VBA is very passionate about the next generation of leaders in Virginia banks. It is refreshing to have an organization that prides itself on taking such an interest in so many future leaders.”

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VBA Leadership Conference Attendee

“Every time I leave a VBA event, I am excited to come back to work and share what I’ve learned. Even if my bank can’t send me in the future, I see it as something I would pay for because it would be an investment in myself. I’m hoping next year others can attend as well.”

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Back to School at the VBA Attendee

“This was a really great program with lots of good ideas on how to engage students of all ages. Love the teamwork and the different ways information was given to us made it more entertaining!”

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Emily Carder, 2020 VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program Statewide Winner

“My interactions with the bank are but one thread woven into the vast network of bank functions. Not merely a facility for lending and borrowing, banks are a hub for community growth. With small-business-friendly policies and generous lending programs, banks provide the stepping-stones for anyone to build their own financial success.”