Your security is our top priority
The security of your data is extremely important at Centrue Bank. As a result, we use several layers of technology to protect your personal and financial information, including use of top-notch, online security and employing 128-bit SSL encryption with the Symantec EV certificate.
We want you to feel safe banking online with us. That’s why we constantly evaluate and update the tools and technologies we use to protect you, your online account information and your digital transactions.
24/7/365 Security Operations Center
Our security team maintains and monitors our security systems to ensure that your personal information is safe and secure. We protect our systems with firewall and intrusion protection that block unauthorized entry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We employ strong, 128-bit encryption for every online transaction. That means we turn your information into a coded sequence of possible variations making it nearly impossible for unwanted intruders to decipher.
We undergo several annual system and security audits to ensure we’re providing you a safe and secure online banking experience.
VeriSign Identity Protection
We currently use Symantec’s Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP).
We also alert you by email anytime we receive a request to retrieve your username, reset your password, change your security preferences or contact information or perform a wire transfer. These alerts help keep you safe and notify you quickly if an important change is made to your information in Online Banking.
The best defense is a team effort
As much as we do to protect you, it’s important to remember that banking securely online is a two-way street. Your home network is a busy place; you and your family use it for personal finance, gaming, social media and personal communication. Keeping it secure is a big part of protecting your privacy and identity. In this section we’ll suggest ways you can protect your personal computing hardware as well as your computer network. This will help you protect all of your online experiences and accounts, not just those you have with us.
Use a personal firewall
Just like anti-virus programs, personal firewalls are a necessity in today’s environment to help protect your computer from hackers.
Avoid malware; install anti-malware software
As you browse the Internet, certain web pages may install unwanted programs, cookies, spy programs, etc., to your system. Many of these can perform serious harm to your computer and can give the fraudsters “inside” tools to steal your information. We recommend you install both anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on your computer to help protect you. Avast is a great anti-virus program and MalwareBytes is recommended for anti-spyware. We strongly encourage you to keep them both up-to-date and scan your system often.
Consider using a "Secure Internet Browser" like Firefox or Chrome
While Internet Explorer is arguably the world’s most popular web browser that also means the hackers specifically gear malware to attack it. Consider using a secure web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Update your system and applications
Be sure to regularly check for updates and install security patches to ensure your operating system and applications are up-to-date and as secure as possible. Secunia has a good tool to scan, detect and update your computer’s vulnerable programs.
Create a strong password
It’s hard to believe it, but one of the most common passwords people select worldwide is "password". Choosing a strong password for any online account is likely the singular most important step you can take to protect yourself.
Stay vigilant; know what to watch for
Fraudsters are constantly thinking of new ways to get your information. That means you have to be constantly vigilant and know how to recognize fraud.