Cybersecurity - Protect Yourself

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Cybersecurity Tips To Protect Sensitive Information

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, we are reminding everyone of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smart device and what to do if they suspect their information has been compromised.
We take great care in handling your sensitive information and want to equip you with practical steps you can take to avoid falling prey to identity theft and fraud this holiday season.

Protect Yourself

There are steps you can take to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud.  We encourage you to:


  • Enable the strongest authentication tools offered by your bank. Popular authentication methods include biometrics, security keys and single-use codes.
  • Use complex passwords and differentiate them across multiple platforms. For example, you should use one password for your online bank account and another for yourr email account.
  • Do a system check. Purge unused apps and outdated or sensitive information stored in old files and emails and ensure all software on internet-connected devices is current.


Make sure your account has not been compromised: 

  • Check bank statements regularly to ensure the purchases are legitimate.
  • Read the fine print when purchasing items online. Often a website or application will ask for permission to save account information.
  • Stay vigilant. Be mindful when shopping online and look for signs of illegitimate websites. Spelling or grammatical errors, missing contact information, and suspicious URLs or email addresses are all red flags.
Learn more about how to protect your digital life during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by visiting the Stay Safe Online website.