• Personal Banking
  • Checking
  • Savings
  • Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Card Services
  • Online Banking
Skip to Content
full site menu
All Categories

Identity Theft

Internet Security

Personal Finances

Mortgage Loans

Community Involvement

Employee News


125th Anniversary


Home Office Safety and Security

Posted on: 2019-01-15 // Categories: Internet Security , Personal Finances

If you work out of your home or just need a place to take care of personal business, it’s a good idea to set up a workspace dedicated to this purpose in your home.  Whether it’s a corner of your apartment or a whole room, your space should be comfortable, safe, and securely protect your sensitive documents and computer files.  January is a good time to clean and organize your home office space with the following ideas in mind.

Personal Safety

Will kids, pets, and guests have access to your office set-up?  What hazards do you see?

  • Electrical Cords and outlets:
    • Untangle, organize and group cords.
    • Make sure outlets aren’t overloaded.
  • Tripping Hazards:
    • Those cords again!
    • Boxes and other objects protruding from under your desk.
  • Make sure there’s a clear path to the exit.
  • Childproof your office if children have access
    • Cover unused electrical outlets
    • Secure small objects like paper clips, pens, etc. where little hands can’t find them!


Data Safety

  • Use surge protectors.
  • Add an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) to protect against power outages
  • Keep your computer safe from viruses and malware by updating your current anti-virus and firewall protection
  • Back up your data onto a hard drive
  • Keep stored client data confidential
  • Ensure sensitive data is encrypted
  • File any loose paper documents securely

Share This Article

Posted on: 2019-01-15 // Categories: Internet Security , Personal Finances

Read Related Articles

Home Office , Office Security , Office Safety , Cybersecurity

Bank Notes Blog
FDIC Coverage