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Protect Your Business Online Banking Account With These Tips

Nationwide Bank® is committed to ensuring the highest standard of security of your account and the information you provide to us. You also play a very important role in your account security. 

Internet security best practices

Make sure you and your employees are safe online.

  • Develop a security-awareness program for your employees that addresses risks specific to your business, and keep the program updated.
  • Make sure your employees cannot override or circumvent your security software.
  • Turn off and remove unneeded services on your computers.
  • Block access to potentially malicious sites on the Internet using the security setting of your web browser.
  • Employees should only have the access rights they require to complete their job responsibilities. Very few employees should require "Administrator access."
  • Set and share your rules for proper Internet usage.
  • Do not use public computers for business use. 

Assess your risks

Another way to protect your business is to complete a risk assessment This includes:

  • Your company's assets, such as laptops, modems, routers, firewalls, file servers, desktops and the sensitive information that passes between them
  • Threats to these assets
  • Controls protecting your assets 

To help you through the process, contact a firm that specializes in completing these types of risk assessments, or take advantage of the many resources on the Internet. 

Additional online resources

For additional resources about online security, see Stay Safe Online from the National Cyber Security Alliance and Security and Privacy from the Federal Trade Commission.