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Here are some important steps you can take to ensure your company's security:

  • Conduct reconciliation of banking transactions on a daily basis
  • Initiate ACH and wire transfer payments under dual control
  • Familiarize yourself with Green Bank’s account agreement
  • Immediately escalate any suspicious transactions to Green Bank, particularly ACH or wire transfers--there is a limited recovery window for these transactions and immediate escalation may prevent further loss.

Some best practices we’ve seen to secure computer systems:

  • For businesses that transact high value or large numbers of online transactions, it is recommended that all commercial online banking activities be carried out from a stand-alone, hardened and completely locked down computer from which e-mail and web browsing are not possible
  • Be suspicious of e-mails purporting to be from a financial institution, government department or other agency requesting account information, account verification or banking access credentials such as usernames, passwords, PIN codes and similar information Opening file attachments or clicking on web links in suspicious emails could expose your system to malicious code that could hijack your computer
  • Install a dedicated firewall; a firewall limits the potential for unauthorized access to a network and computers
  • Create a strong password with at least 8 characters that includes a combination of mixed case letters, numbers and special characters
  • Prohibit the use of "shared" usernames and passwords for online banking systems
  • Use a different password for each web site that is accessed
  • Change the password a least several times each year
  • Never share username and password information for online services with anyone
  • Limit administrative rights on users' workstations to help prevent the inadvertent downloading of malware or other viruses
  • Install commercial anti-virus and desktop firewall software on all computer systems
  • Ensure virus protection and security software are updated regularly
  • Make certain computers are patched regularly
  • Consider installing spyware detection programs
  • Clear the browser cache before starting an online banking session in order to eliminate copies of web pages that have been stored on the hard drive
  • Verify use of a secure session (https not http) in the browser for all online banking
  • Avoid using automatic log-in features that save usernames and passwords for online banking
  • Never leave a computer unattended while using any online banking or investing service
  • Never access bank, brokerage or other financial services information from internet cafes, public libraries, etc. Unauthorized software may have been installed to trap account number and sign on information leaving you vulnerable to possible fraud.