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    How to be more secure in 2020

    December 18, 2019

    From securing the front door to securing content and devices, security can be more than a full-time job for credit unions. As we enter 2020, allow Celero to help your credit union become more secure with some tips and a variety of services.

     

    10 tips to be more secure

    1. Use strong, unique passwords for every login – we like the Person-Action-Object (PAO) method ourselves!
    2. Know how to detect phishing emails
    3. Clear your cache to remove sensitive or personal data that websites may be storing.
    4. Turn off the ‘save password’ feature in your browsers
    5. Use multi-factor authentication
    6. Backup your data
    7. Routinely update all devices and software to improve the stability of the technology, remove outdated features and receive critical patches to security vulnerabilities.
    8. Watch what you share online
    9. Keep your accounts to yourself
    10. Don’t click on unfamiliar links

    How Celero can help your credit union be more secure

     

    Celero offers robust, managed security services that are continually evolving, improving and growing to meet the challenges of handling cyber security for Canada’s financial institutions. Learn more about our security offerings:

     

    Celero Protex™

    Celero’s managed security services, Celero Protex delivers à la carte services, including 24/7 threat monitoring utilizing a best-of-breed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution​, endpoint protection, security device management, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, threat and risk assessments, incident management and digital forensics and a security maturity assessment. Learn more here.

     

    Dark Web Monitoring

    Dark Web ID Credential Monitoring detects compromised credentials in real-time on the Dark Web and notifies you immediately when these critical assets are compromised, before they can be used for

    identity theft, data breaches or other crime. Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords,

    connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Learn more here.

     

    Preventative Care

    Our Preventative Care program offers you peace of mind that your laptops, desktops, and servers virus definitions are up to date through Symantec Anti-virus, and your standard Microsoft software is up to date with the latest software patches. Learn more about our managed IT services here.

     

    Office 365 Security

    To ensure your Office 365 environment is secure, Celero has created standard governance specifically for the financial services vertical that provides proper security on reporting permissions management, monitoring and alerting. It provides enterprise class security by ensuring your tenant has a complete defense in-depth security posture. Learn more here.

     

    Virtual Private Network Solutions

    Public Wi-Fi networks usually do not encrypt traffic, and that means anyone on the same network can try to snoop on your traffic. Avoid transmitting any sensitive data — such as logins, passwords and credit card data— over public Wi-Fi and use a VPN to encrypt your data and protect it from prying eyes. Celero offers Mobile Single Workstation VPN, Browser-Based SSL VPN, LAN-Based VPS and Lan-Based VPN (Third Party Owned Endpoint) to keep you secure.

     

    IT Risk Assessments

    Identify and mitigate risks with an IT Risk Assessment that will access risks related to IT systems, data, privacy and corporate IT resources. It will identify risks that are present in your current information technology controls, policies, procedures and processes and access them against the ISO/ IEC 27002:2005 industry standard.

     

    Remote Desktop Services

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS), provides the ability to host remote applications on dedicated virtual servers in Celero’s cloud environment. RDS will enable your mobile workforce to use applications like DNA securely and efficiently.

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