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Customer Security Guidance
Computer Security Tips
Many companies, including Sycamore Bank, are taking advantage of the enormous potential offered by public networks such as the Internet by making more and more of their products and services available online. Sycamore Bank uses a variety of technologies and techniques to secure its products and services. You can also enhance security and help control risks when using your personal computer or when conducting business online. Here are some of the steps you can take.
- Control physical access to your personal computer (PC); that is, do what you can to prevent unauthorized persons from using your PC.
- If you are using your PC and need to walk away from it for any reason, log off or lock your workstation.
- Select passwords that would be difficult for others to guess and change them frequently.
- Do not give your passwords to anyone.
- Report suspicious activity you notice relating to your PC or use of your PC to the appropriate person and do so as quickly as possible. If you notice suspicious activity relating to accounts at Sycamore Bank that you access online, call 1-662-562-1000 promptly to report that activity to Sycamore Bank.
- Install virus management software on your PC and use it regularly.
- Keep it up to date (i.e., latest signature files, product upgrades).
- Be cautious when downloading and running programs or Java or ActiveX applets as they may contain unsecured data that cannot be filtered using firewall or anti virus software, for example.
- Use extreme caution when opening email received from unknown sources and pay special attention to any attachments. Do not execute an attachment from an unknown source. When in doubt delete it without opening it.
- Understand and use the security features provided by your PC software, such as those included in many operating systems, browsers, and word processing systems.
- Use only software from reliable vendors.
- Stay abreast of the latest release and patch levels of the PC software you use.
Communicating with Others
Use good judgment in communicating with others, especially those you do not know.
Take Advantage of the Opportunities
The Internet is and will continue to be the source of many new opportunities. Those who get the most out of those opportunities will be those who use them wisely. Although the foregoing list of guidelines is not exhaustive, it contains some key points that will help you use the Internet in a more secure manner. Use these guidelines along with caution and good judgment.