Online Banking Security Awareness and Best Practices
Follow the tips below to manage your Online Banking security:
- Educate employees not to give out credentials. Consider blocking access to file sharing, social media and personal email sites unless they are for business activities.
- The best way to insulate your business against fraudulent online business transactions is to use a dedicated PC that is not used for other online activity. If that is not feasible, restrict the use of personal web browsing, emailing and social networking on any computer used for online banking activities.
- Install a security software suite from a reputable vendor that includes anti-spyware, malware and adware detection. Keep the software up-to-date through an automatic update feature and configure it to perform recurring, automated complete system scans on a routine basis.
- Install a firewall on your computer which will block unauthorized access.
- If you do not recognize the sender of an email or have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, do not respond and delete it immediately.
- Never click on a URL within an email. A better practice is to enter the URL yourself. Do not open or click on attachments, especially if they tell you the problem is urgent or the attached file ends in “.exe”.
- Always create a secure password. A secure password consists of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
- Consider using programs that scan emails for malicious content.
- Do not allow your employees to download unauthorized software or programs.
- For additional information, see Security Best Practices and Security Awareness – Overview.