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Tips for protecting your bank details in digital times

Our country ranks eighth in the world for identity theft through personal data.

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Tips for protecting your bank details in digital times
Tips for protecting your bank details in digital times

By: Mónica Hernández, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Banco Sabadell

It is not a novelty that the health situation we are facing today has presented us with endless challenges as a society, as it has forced us to rethink activities that we took for granted a few months ago, such as our daily relationships to banks, and the adjustment of both to request financial institutions, like the users themselves.

Given the restrictive measures, they both had to switch to using the tools that digital transformation offers earlier than expected, and while they are a great alternative, it is necessary to know this despite them Several advantages also require more attention, especially with regard to information securitythat can be armored from small changes.

According to Banco de México, our country ranks eighth in the world for identity theft through personal data, and in the current context it is not uncommon for these users and financial companies to multiply and influence them. For this reason, it is necessary to step up preventive measures against fraud and theft, since digital transactions are on the rise due to their convenience.

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  1. Do not keep your passwords in visible places. This includes the notes on your phone and computer equipment. Choose to use an application. These are ideal because they protect your users and passwords and even give you the ability to generate new alphanumeric passwords with the length of your preference.

  2. Although it seems obvious Under no circumstances should you provide personal data to strangers (copies of INE / IFE, bank statements, proof of address, etc.) Remember that no bank will ask you for personal information by post or telephone.

  3. It’s a good habit Check the movements of your accounts daily using the mobile applicationIt can be a bit awkward at first, but it doesn’t take longer than 2 minutes and it can help prevent and resolve any situation that may arise in time.

  4. Check your situation in the office regularlyhelps you to recognize irregularities in good time and to act correctly.

  5. Update the biometric mechanisms at your bank or financial institution. Many institutions currently have passwords such as digitized signatures, eye, face or speech recognition that give you exclusive access to movements in your accounts.

  6. Check the network you are connecting from and the authenticity of the sites For those you are browsing, always look for the closed padlock next to the URL.

  7. Maintain communication with your bank and contact customer service if you have any questions or explanations. Always use official channels.

These are simple but important actions that help you use your mobile applications and banking movements safely and protect your information. Cyber ​​security is everyone’s job today. Maintaining and protecting our data and controlling what happens to the information we share online help us mitigate risks and concerns, and help us achieve the ideal of focusing only on the multiple benefits that digital gives us Age on a short and medium level offers long term.

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