Landmark Bank, N.A. is serious about security. Not only are your deposits FDIC-insured, your account and personal information is safeguarded by multiple security layers. Landmark Bank, N.A. has joined with Best-of-Breed partners to employ security layers featuring firewalls, hardware, software and security policies to accomplish a single mission: Keep your information safe.
Enhanced Online Banking Security!
Click here to read about Landmark Bank’s “Two-Factor” Online Banking security!
We won’t rest on our laurels, either. We are constantly evaluating, testing and strengthening our security infrastructure to stay ahead of emerging security threats.
Prevent Identity Theft!
The number of people victimized by Identity Theft continues to increase. Click here for ways to keep your identity safe and steps to take in the event that you become an Identity Theft victim.
By federal law, as of 1/1/2013, funds in a noninterest-bearing transaction account (including an IOLTA/IOLA) will no longer receive unlimited deposit insurance coverage, but will be FDIC-insured to the legal maximum of $250,000 for each ownership category. Visit the FDIC website here for more information.
For information regarding our security measures – and to learn how you can help ensure the security of your online account – please review:
Providing a Safe Online Banking Environment
Your browser is an important part of the overall security measures designed to protect your online banking transactions. Please refer to the list below to make sure you are using a browser supported by Landmark Bank. Please click on any of the following links to download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera or Google Chrome.
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7.0 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Microsoft website:
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Mozilla website:
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Apple Safari 4.0 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Apple website:
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Google Chrome 9.0 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Google website:
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running Opera 10.0 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Opera website:
- Apple Macintosh running Apple Safari 5.0 or higher:
Click to download the latest version from the Apple website:
Remember that once you’ve downloaded the proper browser, you must install it on your computer. Follow the browser manufacturer’s instructions or prompts that appear on your screen.
Protecting your Privacy with SSL
These recommended browsers transmit account information safely, thanks to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology – the leading security protocol on the Internet. SSL encrypts your data before it’s sent, using a “code” that’s unique to our server. So, when your browser and our server communicate, it’s virtually impossible for the data to be understood by anyone other than Landmark Bank.
SSL does the following things to protect your Landmark Bank account information:
- Makes sure the server you’ve connected to belongs, in fact, to landmarkbankonline.com – not a third party attempting to access your information.
- Encodes all information transmitted between your browser and our server, to ensure a safe channel of communication.
- Counts the amount of encoded information that’s sent and the amount that’s received, to make sure the message is relayed in full.
Network Security and Monitoring
We employ multiple firewalls to protect the Landmark Bank systems and proprietary network from access by unauthorized Internet traffic. Firewalls also log network traffic to facilitate centralized auditing and security monitoring. The information you enter is communicated via a secure browser to our server, and encrypted for your protection.
Guarding the integrity of our systems and ensuring the security of your transactions is our top priority at Landmark Bank. We monitor our network around the clock and regularly conduct third-party reviews of our security systems and processes.
Q. Is my password protected?
Q. Is my information secure?
Q. How can I protect my information and myself?
Q. How can I check to see if my connection is secure?
Q. If I see a “broken key” icon, is my connection still secure?
Q. Why do I need a User ID and Password?
Q. Are email replies to me secure?
Yes. Your User ID and Password are stored and maintained in an environment that cannot be accessed via the Internet. In addition, the probability of someone guessing your User ID and Password is less than one in 1,000,000,000,000!
Yes. Landmark Bank encrypts your confidential information as it’s transmitted to and from your PC using the Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) protocol with a minimum of 128-bit encryption. This encryption protocol is the highest level of encryption available. So long as your browser can support 128-bit encryption, it is nearly impossible for your information to be compromised.
Treat your Landmark Bank online banking user name and password with great care, since they’re all anyone needs to access your personal information online. Follow these tips to maximize security:
Don’t select an “obvious” password. Avoid using your name as a password. Consider using a combination of letters and digits to make your password difficult to detect.
Never share your password with anyoneb Don’t write your password where others can find it. And make sure no one’s looking over your shoulder as you enter your user name and password.
Change your password often. Update your password regularly to stay a step ahead of potential account misuse.
Use a terminal that’s safe. Don’t login to your Landmark Bank online relationship if you’re at a computer that can be accessed by strangers, or someone you don’t trust.
Keep your computer virus-free. To defend against viruses that capture passwords, codes and other keystroked information, run anti-virus updates on a regular basis.
Remember to log out. If you are going to leave your computer for an extended period of time, click “Logoff” from the Landmark Bank secure banking website to log out and end your secure banking session. No one can gain access to your information while you’re gone, since your user name and password will have to be re-entered. If your session automatically times out after a period of inactivity, just type in your User ID and Password to resume account access. Also, check out our Security Tips. You can also visit the FDIC website to check out the FDIC “Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet.”
The best indicator is to check the address bar to ensure that the site address begins with “https://”. The “s” in the address means you’ve accessed a secure server, and your information is encrypted. Most browsers also prominently display a “lock” icon in the address bar or elsewhere on the screen to indicate that a secure browsing connection has been made. Another indicator may be the address bar colored in green instead of red.
All sensitive account information – including your account number, User ID and Password – is protected, and your connection is secure. If you see a “broken key” icon instead of the “whole key” icon that signifies a secure session, keep in mind that our Web site uses multiple frames: The navigation bar across the very top of your screen is one frame; the choices at the left of your screen are contained in a second frame; and the main portion of the site is displayed in yet a third frame. The navigation bar, which displays only general information about our site, does not use encryption, and may display a “broken key.” But any frame that displays sensitive account information is encrypted for your protection.
In order to enter the Landmark Bank secure banking area and access your account information, you must register a User ID and Password. If you do not provide this information, it is impossible for us to establish an online banking relationship with you.
If you are an existing Landmark Bank customer, simply log into Online Banking and send us a Secure Mail. If you are not yet a Landmark Bank customer and wish to send us sensitive information, please click here. Otherwise, since e-mails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Landmark Bank Contact Us page is not considered secure, we recommend that you avoid including sensitive account information.
Encryption: A method of scrambling information before it is relayed, in order to make sure only the intended recipient can translate and read it.
Secure Browser: An Internet browser that has Secure Socket Layer encryption to conduct secure financial transactions over the Internet.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL): An encryption technology that protects information being transmitted over the Internet to prevent tampering while it’s in transit.
Secure Transaction: An online transaction that has been encrypted to protect from tampering.
Firewall: A device designed to keep unauthorized outsiders from tampering with a computer system, therefore increasing a server’s security.
Cookie: A piece of data created by a Web server and stored on a user’s computer. It allows a Web site to keep track of a user’s patterns and preferences, and then store that information on the user’s own hard disk.