October Monthly Update
By Kristin Hoppe
October 7, 2021
Keeping important family information secure matters more than ever. In fact, a recent study found that malware attacks increased 358% in 2020.
Here’s the good news — Trustworthy can help. Along with implementing tools like password managers and taking a few proactive steps, you can put yourself and your family in a much better position than before.
For the month of October, we’ve rounded up some content that will help you do just that.
10 ways to make your bank account more secure
Online scammers can get creative when it comes to breaching your finances. Here are several easy steps you can take to keep your bank account and information safe.
Get clever with security questions. Select answers to obscure questions that you’re certain only you know….or give "random" answers that nobody would be able to guess.
Sign up for multi-factor authentication. Banking apps and websites should always offer additional authentication. Beyond the basics of SMS or email two-factor authentication, look for advanced multi-factor authentication like Google Authenticator or Yubikey instead.
Choose unpredictable PIN numbers. While it’s easy to pick your birth year or graduation year as a PIN number, it’s best to resist the temptation.
How to securely manage your legal documents
Having backups of important information is just as crucial as encryption and a secure storage space. For example, if an unexpected event like a fire or flooding destroys important family information, you may find yourself scrambling for those records when you need them the most. We discuss the importance of balancing physical and digital security.
How Trustworthy keeps your information secure
Security is our top priority. Trustworthy makes your information more secure with bank-level security, two-factor authentication, and AES 256-bit encryption for all file access and storage. Our keys are automatically rotated regularly and are managed automatically by our infrastructure provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Our systems and processes also regularly undergo reviews by independent auditors to ensure our safety and security practices meet or exceed industry best practices.
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