Security Center

Business Identity Protection

  • Business Identity Theft

    We've all heard about personal identity theft and how it is rising dramatically. Have you ever heard of business identity theft? Well, it's happening more and more but there are steps you, as a small business owner, can take to battle it from ever happening to your firm.

  • Business Owners and Identity Theft

    There's been a dramatic increase in identity theft. What you may not know is that as a small business owner, you are more likely than most to become a target. How can you protect yourself and your small business? We have some thoughts for you.

  • Protecting Customer and Employee Information

    Learn about simple ways to safeguard sensitive information and protect your customers from identity theft.

  • Protect Your Mail

    Your business mail contains information that, if stolen, could adversely affect your company or your customers. There are a wide range of proactive steps your business can take to lower the risk of that happening to you.

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Preventing Internal and External Fraud

  • Build Safe Vendor Relationships

    Build strong relationships with your vendors; not only will you and your vendors benefit, but you can also avoid falling victim to vendor and employee fraud.

  • Office and Workplace Security

    Learn the basics of keeping your offices and workplace safe and secure for employees, clients and customers.

  • Perform Effective Background Checks Before Hiring

    Screening or background checks candidates can help you avoid making hiring mistakes and putting the safety and security of your company at risk.

  • Performing Internal Audits

    Learn how to identify fraudulent activity by making simple, periodic checks of key processes, accounts, and assets.

  • Protect Your Company and Customers against Employee Fraud

    Implement these safeguards to protect you and your business from dishonest employees, clients or customers.

  • Safe Use of Credit Cards

    Credit cards have become a way of life for your family. Now, small business use is also at an all time high. We've all heard about credit card threats that individuals can face, and the same holds true for your company card. We have some ideas on how to safeguard your business.

  • Training Employees to Prevent Fraud

    Your employees are your best line of defense against internal and external fraud; learn how to train them to safeguard your company and your customers.

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Technology and Internet Safety

  • Business Internet Security Tips

    Best Practices for businesses performing online transactions.

  • Protecting Against Investment Scams

    Here's what your small business can do to make sure you're not the next victim.

  • Protecting Your Computer

    Diligently following these simple steps to safeguard your computer will minimize your risk of becoming a victim of computer hacking.

  • Security for Mobile and Other Handheld Devices

    In this digital and mobile age, we now see small businesses making enormously increased use of cell phones and other devices to handle everyday business. These devices are a great tool, but, like all tools, they need to be protected. Here are some thoughts on steps you can take.

  • Understanding Phishing

    Avoiding phishing attacks requires being alert to the signs of fraudulent requests. Do not respond to any request for personal and financial information without verifying the legitimacy of the source.

  • Business E-Mail Compromise

    The Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) is a scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.

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Fraud Alerts

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