Protect Yourself Online

When it comes to banking and shopping online it’s important to know how to keep your devices secure—computers, laptops, phones, tablets—and how to protect your personal and financial information. To help you have a safe and secure experience, we’ve put together best practice information in the following areas:

  • Safely Surf the Internet – When visiting websites, there are many basic steps you can take to protect yourself against traps and pitfalls set by cybercriminals. Make sure your computer has all of the most recent security updates and that you are using a current version of your browser. 
  • Keeping Your Information Safe – Use complex passwords for your important accounts and always remember to keep them secure. Monitor your bank accounts frequently and report any unauthorized or irregular activity, as soon as possible.
  • Protecting Your Mobile Devices – Smartphones and tablets keep us more connected to the internet than ever before. Take steps to secure your devices, protect your data, and always download an application from a reputable source. Keep your phone or tablet secure with a strong password.
  • Safeguarding Your Computer – A combination of industry standard virus, spyware, and malware protection is needed in addition to already built-in tools such as firewalls, automatic software updates, and wireless network security.