Important Steps to Help Protect Your Company's Information
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.
Best Practices to Help Protect Your Information
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 sites
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 public WiFi such as internet cafes, public libraries, etc.
FDIC Consumer Tips
The FDIC offers tips on cybersecurity for consumers. Learn more about safety precautions for internet banking or shopping, how to avoid identity theft online and the roles of banks and the government.
Keep on top of account balances by using our no-cost online banking system or by calling our 24 hour telephone banking system. Transfers between accounts can be completed (at no charge) by using one of these services as well.
Protect yourself from debit card fraud
Green Bank Guardian Alert
sends a text message when your debit card is used in a type of transaction that is most common in fraud cases: