We are at risk and the stakes are high to protect your personal and financial well-being from cyber-attacks. At Metropolitan Commercial Bank, we take cyber security seriously. We have measures in place to protect you and your accounts. In addition, by following the tips below and remaining vigilant, you are doing your part to protect you, your family and your business.
Installing software updates for your operating system and programs is critical. Always install the latest security updates for your devices:
We all have too many passwords to manage – and it’s easy to take short-cuts, like reusing the same password.
Here are some general password tips to keep in mind:
Only install an anti-virus program from a known and trusted source. Keep virus definitions,engines and software up to date to ensure your anti-virus program remains effective.
Back up on a regular basis – if you are a victim of a security incident, the only guaranteedway to repair your computer is to erase and reinstall the system.
Avoid visiting unknown websites or downloading software from unknown or untrustedsources. These sites often host malware that will automatically, and often silently,compromise your computer. If attachments or links in email are unexpected or suspicious forany reason, don’t click on them.
The physical security of your devices is just as important as their technical security. If youneed to leave your laptop, phone or tablet for any length of time – lock it up so no one elsecan access it. For desktop computers, shut down the system when not in use.
Considering how much we rely on our mobile devices, and how susceptible they are to attack,you want to make sure you are protected:
Switching to paperless statements provides multiple benefits and reduces the risk of havingstatements stolen in the mail. It’s easy to do.
Why you should consider switching: