Common Sense Business Employee Tips

Educating your employees is an important part of preventing fraud and security issues at your business.  

  • Explain why strong passwords are important and why they should be changed frequently
  • Provide examples of what constitutes a strong password versus a weak one
  • Encourage them to not share passwords and to not write them down or post them near their workstation
  • Remind your team to never send personal or account information using an email account to anyone. 

When you send this type of information to your bank use the secure messaging feature via Online Banking. If you are a Gateway or Remote Deposit customer we encourage you to call Treasury Management Client Support for secure messaging or secure file transmissions.

Educate your employees that First Bank will never ask via email, phone or text for an online banking or Gateway passwords or a debit card PIN number.  

We consider it a best practice to block all social networking sites from your business computers and also to isolate the computers you are using for financial transactions.

Most companies have policies regarding safeguarding data and the use of computers while at work.  Make sure your employees are aware of them.  Provide them information to help them better understand new terms in the cyber security world such as vishing, phishing and smishing.  

Share this Federal Trade Commission's video Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

Get Started / Questions?

To learn more about how we can protect your business contact the First Bank Treasury Management Officer in your area.

Your security is important to us.  When communicating via email, please do not include any personal, business or confidential account information.  Thank you! 

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