Security Tips

At St. Johns Bank we understand the importance of securing your financial records both in the branch and through Online Banking.  In order to preserve your personal information you must take an active role. We have comprised a list of security tips to help get you started.  

Online Passwords

  • Create a unique password. Stay away from using birthdates, children's names, and other easily obtained information.
  • Keep your password a secret. Your password is designed to protect your personal information, it will only work if you keep it to yourself.
  • Change your ID and password on a regular basis. We recommend changing your password every 90 days.
  • Always log out. When your online banking is complete log out of NetConnect before closing the browser.
  • Do not use autofill. Certain websites will automatically fill in your ID and password.  Always uncheck this box.
  • Additional Password Security Considerations

Security Programs

  • Install and periodically update anti-spyware, anti-virus, and firewall protection on your home computer. This will help safeguard your personal and account information when conducting online banking sessions on your home computer.
  • Avoid downloading software, screen savers, and pictures from unknown or non-trusted websites.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown sources or that appear generic in nature. They may contain viruses or spyware.

Planning Ahead

  • Back up your files. In case your computer crashes, is stolen, or you have multiple users, save your important files on your hard drive as well as your choice of backup media.

 

Click the links below to find out more about computer security and what you can do to protect your personal information.

www.csrc.nist.gov

www.microsoft.com/athome/security