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Every business is exposed to the risks of fraud. Unfortunately this is the reality of modern business and especially so when you operate online. Silicon Valley Bank invests in fraud prevention systems and implements several security measures to protect our clients.
There are, however measures that you can implement into your processes that can help you minimise the risks of your company becoming the victim of fraud.
As hackers become more sophisticated, businesses face increasing challenges in creating a secure online environment. Silicon Valley Bank is helping clients meet these challenges through a combination of client education, improved processes, and technological solutions. As part of these efforts we now offer Trusteer's Rapport® software as a free download for online banking clients as part of a comprehensive security plan to minimise risk.
Please note: To ensure effectiveness, installation of Rapport must be made by your local administrator or network system administrator. After installation, log in with your Rapport enabled browser and change your password.
Rapport works alongside your existing firewall and antivirus solutions to provide added protection to your online banking session. Rapport creates a secure tunnel between your keyboard and your online banking to minimise the risk of your information being captured by an outside party.
Physical security is perhaps the most visible area where you can see how sensitive data could be stolen. Sometimes it is as simple as ensuring that sensitive documents aren't easily accessible to everyone.
It is vital to ensure that you protect your personal computer or laptop from viruses and malware that can be inadvertently downloaded whilst online. There are a number of ways that you can do this.
Cybercrime is big business and is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. The best way to ensure your business stays safe is to understand the areas of risk and to implement policies that reduce or remove them.
Wireless networks are convenient, but vulnerable if not implemented properly. The best way to protect your wireless network is to understand how it works and to be familiar with the security features of your router.
Introducing internal controls is vital to reduce the risk of internal and external fraud. Managing the levels of responsibility employees have is an effective way of reducing the fraud risk.
Debit and credit cards are now an irreplaceable part of our daily lives. Unfortunately they are also the easiest targets for a fraudster to extract money from your business. Here are some simple tips to help prevent your card details getting in to the wrong hands.
Making payments to your clients is a critical part of your business; it is important you do so securely. Here are some tips to help you manage how you make payments.
Fraud and theft is not just the threat from external activity. Ensuring you implement, maintain and control risk internally can help mitigate the threat of internal fraud. Here are some tips to help you mitigate internal fraud and theft.
Promote a culture of fraud awareness and adopt a zero tolerance policy towards employee fraud.
Tell us immediately when any business details change, i.e. name, address or telephone number. Inform us if you are going to make a large or out of the ordinary transaction to ensure it is not blocked by our fraud prevention system.
As long as you are aware of the risks you can protect yourself and your business. Stay up to date; the fraud awareness section of the Silicon Valley Bank website is a good source of information.
If you think you have been the victim of fraud you should act quickly to minimise the losses. Inform the fraud department of Silicon Valley Bank immediately.
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Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at 41 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HF, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Financial Institutions and the United States Federal Reserve Bank; authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295; and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request. Silicon Valley Bank is a subsidiary of SVB Financial Group, a Delaware corporation and is an affiliate of SVB Financial Group UK Limited. SVB Financial Group UK Ltd is registered in England and Wales at 41 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HF, UK under No. 5572575 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, with reference number 446159. SVB Financial Group and its subsidiary Silicon Valley Bank are members of the Federal Reserve System and Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC.
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