Relax. Your transactions truly are safe. PCSB Bank works with the leading technology partners to provide the most secure environment possible for worry-free Internet banking. You can be assured of the following security measures:
Data is encrypted as it travels to and from your PC. Encryption is accomplished through “Secure Sockets Layer,” the de facto standard for data encryption on the Internet. This means your sensitive financial information cannot be deciphered by unauthorized individuals.
To gain access to PCSB Bank’s Online Banking System the user must enter a valid log-in ID and a password. To deter unauthorized users from repeated login attempts the bank uses a mechanism that locks out the user after three unsuccessful login attempts. Once locked out the user must call the Bank to verify their identity before re-entry into the system will be allowed.
Our computer system does not connect directly to the Internet. It is isolated from the network via a “firewall” – a software and hardware product that defines, controls and limits the access that “outside” computers have to the bank’s computer. This firewall subscribes to the standards set by the NCSA (National Computer Security Association). In other words, use of the firewall allows only authenticated bank customers or administrators to send or receive transactions through it.
We provide continuous monitoring and auditing of all transactions originating from or outbound to the Internet. We operate with all the rules and regulations of banking and bank security as set forth by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and New York State Banking Department. We are committed to working with our communications providers to produce the safest operating environment possible for our customers and will take advantage of evolving security enhancements.