Keeping Safe Online

Business as usual in today's world includes doing business online for most of us-both in our business and personal lives.  The speed, convenience and efficiency of online systems frees us up for other important activities.  Many of us have multiple online services -- financial, social, educational, you name it!  There are numerous positive features associated with the internet, including our expanded world.

Part of that expanded world includes a host of new "bad guys."  Cyber bad guys make it their business to access personal identities and online accounts around the world.  Hardly a day goes by that we don't learn about another breach or attempt to access information at colleges, banks, credit card companies, even the IRS!  All of these entities have put systems in place to detect and avert fraudulent activity.  These systems are working well, and are constantly being updated and improved.

Identity theft continues to be the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission.  In 2012, 18% of more than 2 million complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, were related to identity theft.  You can and should take precautions to protect your computer systems from malware at your home and business.  The Suffolk County National Bank is committed to computer safety, and to providing information that will help our clients protect their computer system(s) and keep their financial information secure.  We encourage you to read more in the links below.

Information Security and Customer Alerts 

Using Social Media While Protecting Your Personal Information

Starting with the basics, what exactly is "malware?"

Small businesses are targets of cyber attack.

Here are some simple tips you can apply to all of your online activities

Real life - a case study

Do you have a computer safety question?