Staying safe online with CWB Financial Group
At CWB Financial Group, we take great care to provide our clients with a secure online banking experience and to safeguard all personal, business and financial information. With the abundance of information being spread about COVID-19, CWB Financial Group is asking its clients to take extra precautions when using the Internet.
We subscribe to industry best practices, including but not limited to the following:
- Browser security
- Account authentication features
- Optional notification when certain changes are made to your account through CWBdirect Online Banking
- Detection and mitigation technologies to protect against potential cyber attacks on CWB online services
We also believe in helping our clients become aware of how they can protect themselves - after all, we all have a part to play when it comes to cyber security. We encourage our clients to:
- Ensure your browsers and operating system are up to date
- Use the safety features on your devices - this includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones
- Refrain from giving out any personal information without first confirming who the recipient is (CWB Financial Group employees will never ask for your personal information online or through email)
- Change passwords regularly, choosing a passphrase (the longer the better) including letters and numbers that cannot easily be guessed
- Use a password manager and create a unique password for every online service you use
- Learn the basics of cyber security
The Canadian Bankers Association provides excellent resources that will help you learn more about cyber security.
The Government of Canada's Get Cyber Safe campaign is another great resource.
If you suspect your account has been compromised, please report it to us immediately by contacting us.