Ensure there is strong physical security around your physical assets, such as computers, routers, and other equipment. If physical security is compromised, attackers will own your devices and the information stored in them.
Your password and PIN (personal identification number) are your first line of defense. Be sure not to share them with anyone. Most fraud involving hijacked accounts originates with someone the victim knows. Security begins with a strong password, which only you, the user, knows. Please use letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using dictionary words, especially the names of your spouse, children, pets, birthdays, home addresses, etc. To provide another layer of security, implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) whenever possible.
Ensure you have encryption around data in transit (sent over the internet) and data at rest (stored on a local device). Avoid public Wi-Fi and connect through VPNs whenever possible.
Ensure you have strong security controls around your mobile devices, including strong passwords, biometric (fingerprint or facial recognition) authentication, encryption, anti-malware programs, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Be aware of malicious software, including ransomware, viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, etc. To mitigate the risks that these pose to you, ensure your patches and anti-virus definitions are always current and up to date. This simple step is critical to your account information safety and security when online.
Always log off by using the online banking “Logout” selection to ensure the protection of your account information.
Ensure there is ongoing security awareness training for your staff and keep them informed about modern cyber-attack tactics.
Ensure you have an incident response plan if you are compromised.
If you believe you are a victim of fraud or need to report a suspicious email that uses North Easton Savings Bank’s name, please forward it to us immediately at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you receive a suspicious phone call that uses North Easton Savings Bank’s name, please contact the bank at (508) 238-2007.