More than half of Americans either own or work for one of the 30 million small businesses in the United States that play a key role in the nation’s economy. While many small businesses often don’t consider themselves targets for cyberattacks they have valuable information cybercriminals seek, including employee and customer data, bank account information and access to the business’s finances and intellectual property.
Protecting the privacy and security of your financial information is priority at Bank OZK. We may alert you of suspicious activity on your account via email or text message but will never request that you click a link or provide or verify your Online Banking User ID and Password, Social Security Number, Debit Card, PINs or other personal or sensitive account information.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to educate the public and business owners. Now is the time to take stock of your cybersecurity health, including the importance of securing information, identifying your risk, and learning best practices for guarding against cyberthreats.
Bank OZK’s cybersecurity experts recommend using tools provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help businesses better protect the data of their customers, employees, and stakeholders.