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Computer Security Tips

Many companies, including The Halstead 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.  The Halstead 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. 

Basic Security
  • 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 The Halstead Bank that you access online, call 316-830-2226 promptly to report that activity to The Halstead Bank.

Virus Management

PC Software

Communication with Others

Use good judgment in communication with others, especially those you do not know.

Note:  We do not send emails or text messages or make unsolicited phone calls requesting user information.  In the event of suspicious or other information security related events please contact us at (316) 830-2226 and ask for the Bank's Compliance Officer or Operations Officer.

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.

For more information on computer and internet security view one of our videos on protecting your privacy or visit one of the following sites: