How to Safeguard the Data on Your New Computer

 

Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank reminds PC users to tighten security

  

If you are purchasing a new computer and are unsure about how to best protect your personal data, Victory State Bank suggests you follow the advice of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The agency provides information on how to improve the security of your home computer, such as:

1. Connect to a Secure Network

2. Enable and Configure a Firewall

3. Install and Use Antivirus and Antispyware Software

4. Remove Unnecessary Software

5. Disable Nonessential Services

6. Modify Unnecessary Default Features

7. Operate Under the Principle of Least Privilege

8. Secure Your Web Browser

9. Apply Software Updates and Enable Future Automatic Updates

10. Use Good Security Practices

 

 

For details on each of the above tips, read Homeland Security’s “Ten Ways to Improve the Security” online at http://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/TenWaystoImproveNewComputerSecurity.pdf.

 

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited onlinehttp://www.victorystatebank.com.

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