The steps we're taking, and the ones you should, too.
As we’re asked to place trust in institutions more and more to
use and store sensitive information, it’s critical to partner with
businesses that not only value digital security, but have a strategy
in place. At GenuBank, we vow to protect your data using the most up-to-date
standards available, and to adopt and implement new technologies in this
area as they become available.
All of our customers’ Personally Identifiable Information
(sometimes referred to as PII) is stored and transmitted securely.
Outgoing emails sent by GenuBank that contain customer information are required to be encrypted.
Our online banking systems use multiple factors of authentication to ensure that unauthorized parties cannot access your data.
There are a few simple changes you can make to protect your data and privacy. Here’s what you
should be thinking about — and for a full list of tips, please visit the official website of the
U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Probably the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to use a
password manager in order to generate and remember different — and hard to guess —
passwords for each of your online accounts. You should also try to use two-step
authentication for your accounts whenever that option is available.
It’s an uncomfortable fact that companies attempt to track everything we do online. Consider
employing a browser extension to block ads and the data they try to collect. Also, make sure
you’re always browsing the web securely by using sites that begin with “HTTPS” — and be wary
of what data you share over public Wi-Fi.
Computer viruses are still a very real thing. Malicious software (or malware) can run in the
background unnoticed, potentially gathering sensitive data — not to mention drastically affecting
the performance of your machine. If you share a computer with multiple users (especially kids,
who may not know what they’re clicking on), it’s a smart idea to install antivirus software, most
importantly if you are on a machine running Windows. Because Windows is the world’s most popular
operating system, it is also the most vulnerable.