Banks all around the world are re-imagining their businesses to put customer demands front and center. They are undergoing massive digital transformation processes to do so; however, these transformations, coupled with an always-connected, digitally savvy customer and an emerging “hacker industry,” create new and heightened security risks that banks must deal with immediately.
Banking is nice and convenient, but it does come with certain risks. Just as you hear of people being robbed at ATMs, or having their cards cloned, so your bank accounts are also a point of vulnerability.
State Bank of India, one of the nation’s most trusted bank, has been re-inventing itself continuously to meet all its customer’s needs. Over the years, State Bank of India has taken numerous steps toward virtualization in an effort to simplify the consumer experience and provided adequate security at banking facilities.
On the occasion of Computer Security Day, SBI recognizes and emphasizes the importance of online safety and educated us about some certain tips on how to safely use IT relating to various channels. Few of them are mentioned below:
- To Access the Bank website we should only by typing the URL
- You should never click on any links to access the bank website
- Ensure that our computer is virus -free
- You should change our Internet banking password at regular intervals
- Always check the last login date and time in the post login page.
- Avoid accessing Internet banking accounts from cyber cafes or shared PCs.
- Beware of Phishing e-mails as Banks will never ask about any confidential information like our Password, account details, PIN etc.
- Do not keep your ATM card and PIN together.
- Never accept offer of assistance from strangers and one should seek help from the Bank.
- Avoid using the ATM, if you feel crowded or unsafe.
As the technology that surrounds us continues to develop, the way that we communicate — both with one another and with the Bank will also continue to evolve, and the demand for security will only grow stronger and become an integral part of life.