Anthem Security Breach – Is Your Information Secure?
In light of the Anthem security breach, it is more important than ever to monitor your accounts. The breach, first announced on February 4th, gave hackers access to the names, addresses, birthdays, Social Security numbers, and employment data of as many as 80 million current and former Anthem customers. Anthem is the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, but even if you’ve never been insured through Anthem, we still recommend keeping a close eye on your accounts. In fact, the Association of Corporate Counsel claims that nearly half of all health care companies have experienced a data security breach in the past two years. To ensure your personal information is secure, Citizens National Bank offers products and features to keep you safe.
- One step you can take is to set up CNB Messenger Alerts. If you use Online Banking, simply click on the CNB Messenger tab in the top menu to customize alerts on your account to be sent via email/text. For a full list of the alerts offered and to view a demo, click here.
- CNB Online Banking features multiple layers of advanced security tools including cryptography, firewalls, and trusted operating systems which are used to prevent tampering and ensure the privacy of your account information. Before gaining access to any account information, each individual is authenticated by a personal Access ID and Password. To learn more about ID Theft Protection and to watch a demo, click here.
- Another monitoring program to safeguard your accounts is EZShield, available through Deluxe. EZShield partners with check printers, financial institutions, insurance companies, benefits providers and warranty companies to offer fraud protection services. For just $5 per month, EZShield defends against check fraud (forged signatures, forged endorsements, and altered checks), and works to minimize the impact if fraud were to occur. For more information on how to protect your accounts, click here.