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Four Reasons You Need to Change a Password (Video)

Four Reasons You Need to Change a Password (Video)

Four Reasons You Need to Change a Password

(Video Transcript)

  1. It’s been a year since you last updated your password.
    • 11% of consumers have never changed their passwords.
  2. You have been notified of a compromise with your credit/debit card.
    • 1 in 5 Americans have experience an online account compromise.
  3. Your password is not complex – it doesn’t include numbers, symbols, capital letters or isn’t more than 12 characters.
    • 38% of consumers report using a “somewhat complex” password.
  4. You use the same password for multiple accounts.
    • Between 31% and 55% of people use the same password on multiple sites.

Regularly updating your passwords helps:

  • Make it harder for fraudsters to hack into your accounts.
  • Protect your personal information.
  • Maintain your bank account security.

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Christi McWilliams, CCBSO, CAFP, ABCP, CBSM

Christi McWilliams, CCBSO, CAFP, ABCP, CBSM

AVP, Security Officer - Financial Intelligence (515) 245-2876 Email Christi

Christi McWilliams is the Bank Security Officer at Bankers Trust and has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She began her career at Bankers Trust in the Customer Service department, followed by several years as a Relationship Banker, Electronic Banking Specialist and Deposit Operations before joining the Financial Intelligence team in 2015. Her responsibilities include all aspects of physical security enterprise-wide, robbery prevention, and fraud monitoring. Christi is a Certified Community Bank Security Officer (CCBSO), Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP), Certified Bank Security Manager (CBSM), and a Certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP). In her free time, Christi serves on the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa Board and is the current secretary.

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