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Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats
Compromised online banking credentials and confidential information can result in damage to your business and its reputation. If you are a corporate account holder, you are responsible for all electronic transactions on your account. If you suspect your computers are infected, contact Legacy Bank immediately so we can monitor your accounts while you resolve the issue.
Here are few suggestions on how to protect your business’s finances and private information:
- Keep your Security Suite up-to-date with all necessary patches. Ensure the Suite includes bot-net protection, anti-spyware, anti-malware, anti-spyware and scans every file before it is downloaded.
- Run network scans to identify malware already present or malware that slipped passed the Security Suite.
- Do not click on links or open attachments in emails from unknown senders or in emails that do not make sense (i.e. The U.S. District Courts will never send subpoenas via email).
- Avoid conducting online banking from public, free Wi-Fi connections.
- Use hardware and software firewalls.
- Encrypt VPNs.
- Block websites that employees are prohibited from visiting and websites known to carry malware.
- Layer security options to put as much resistance between your network and cyber threat as possible.
- Notify Legacy Bank if you are experiencing problems with your online banking platform (i.e. pop-ups even though you have enabled pop-up blocker, can’t shut the computer down, you type in the address to one website and are redirected to a different website, your online banking sign-on page looks different than normal, etc).
- Legacy Bank will never contact you requesting your online banking username and password.
- Use one computer for all online banking activities that is not attached to your main network and does not have email capabilities.
- Ensure every employee has their own credentials and are not sharing with others.
- Have a method to review and approve new-user credentials created on your accounts.
- Avoid using the Administrator credentials unless necessary; create user accounts with limited authority for daily processing. If your credentials are compromised, this can help limit the damage a criminal can do.
- Review your account daily, especially pending or recently sent wires or ACH files.
- Use dual-control for wire and ACH activity.
- Discuss security options such as tokens, dual-authorization, etc.
Contact Legacy Bank to discuss account security and other options that may be available to help protect your accounts. We recommend taking time annually to assess the changes in your business and electronic banking security needs.