Secure Sign On protects you from identity theft and fraud in two ways:

  • You will know you are in the right place: Secure Sign On provides you with visual cues when you sign on, so you know that you are on our Website and it is safe to enter information. This will help you protect yourself from fraudulent look-alike sites.
  • We will know it's really you: Secure Sign On helps us ensure that only authorized individuals can access financial information online.

 

How Secure Sign On helps us know it's really you
How to set up Secure Sign On
After set up, how to use Secure Sign On

 

 

How Secure Sign On helps us know it's really you

After you set up Secure Sign On, we will have two additional ways to identify you:

  • The PC you are using
  • Confirmation questions with answers that are unique to you

We can recognize you based on the computer you use to access online banking.  If you sign on from your own computer, we can mark it with a browser cookie that helps us recognize you every time you sign on. If we don't recognize your computer, we will ask you two confirmation questions.  These are personal questions you have selected during set up to help us to recognize you when you log on from a new computer. Every time you sign on, we will ask for one of these, in addition to your ID and Password.

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How to set up Secure Sign On
Set up will only take a few minutes. There are three easy steps:

  1. Set up a picture and personal phrase. These visual cues are displayed when you sign on and are your assurance that it is safe to enter information.
  2. Set up confirmation questions. These questions may be asked during the sign-on process to confirm that an authorized individual can access financial information online.
  3. Register your computer (optional). With your permission, we can automatically register this computer as a location that is authorized to access your account information. When we recognize a computer that is registered to you, you'll be able to sign on quickly, without confirmation questions.

Once the service is fully implemented, we will offer you the opportunity to set up Secure Sign On the next time you come to Online Banking.

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After set up, how to use Secure Sign On

Using Secure Sign On is easy. First, after you enter your User ID, look for your picture and phrase before going further. It should be something you recognize.

If you sign on from a recognized computer, all you'll need to do is enter your password. You'll then be securely signed on to Online Banking. When you are using an unregistered computer, you'll be asked to answer two of your confirmation questions. Once you answer the questions, you'll be securely signed on to Online Banking.

As an additional benefit, if you forget your password and we recognize your computer, we'll be able to reset your password once you answer the two confidence questions.

With these easy steps, you can continue to enjoy the added security and convenience of Online Banking, knowing you have extra protection from online fraud.

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