Each year, millions of Americans have their identity stolen. At StonehamBank, keeping your information secure is our top priority. That means we’re always finding new ways to not only protect you and your assets, but to also empower you to protect yourself. Being aware and educated about how to protect your personal information is the best defense against cyber criminals.
How You Can Protect Yourself Against Cyber Crimes?
While there are no information security guarantees, here are precautions you can take to help safeguard your personal information.
- Keep All Devices Updated
Having updated software on all devices that connect to the internet is critical and is a strong defense against viruses and malware that can steal login credentials.
- Secure Your Login
Strengthen your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available. This includes biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device.
- Enhance Passwords
Use a combination of capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
- Get Savvy About Wi-Fi Hotspots
Public Wi-Fi is not secure and is a heavy target for cyber criminals.
- When In Doubt Throw It Out
Links in emails are often the way bad guys get access to your information. If it looks weird, even if you know the source, its best to delete.
- Think Before You Click
Be wary of communication that request you to act immediately.
If you think you may have fallen victim to a cybercrime, be sure to contact our Customer Contact Center team at 888.402. 2265 as soon as possible.
I'm Denise LeLievre
Information Security Officer at StonehamBank
And here to help keep your info safe!
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