On October 1, 2015, the Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas J. Curry, issued a statement recognizing October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as designated by President Obama. Mr. Curry stated that the goal of the month is to “raise awareness of threats to the data systems that have become part of our everyday lives and to encourage each of us to take steps to safeguard those systems.” Mr. Curry’s statement noted the increasing prevalence of cybersecurity breaches and encouraged banks/thrifts and supervisory agencies to work together to prevent breaches and to ensure that institutions have a plan in place to effectively detect, assess, and respond to cyber-attacks.

The press statement is available at: http://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2015/nr-occ-2015-133.html.