To protect your information at SCU, we have systems in places to secure our computers, servers, and networks, plus several additional layers of security to ensure your personal account information remains safe.
Access and Manage Your Money Securely
We ensure all payments are performed as securely as possible. To understand the protections SCU provides, please see the "Electronic Funds Transfers Agreement and Disclosures" in the Consolidated Agreement (396 KB PDF) booklet.
Communicate With Us Securely
To send sensitive information to an SCU staff member, please go to the SCU Secure Message Center.
Keep Your Account and Your Information Safe
Here are some security tips to help you browse securely.
Protect Your Computer
- Install antivirus software: Antivirus software detects and responds to various types of malware. Once installed, be sure to keep your license current. It'll warn you about suspicious websites before you enter.
- Run regular scans for spyware: Anti-spyware software prevents programs from collecting your information. Set up an automated schedule to scan for threats, and only download from trusted sources.
- Keep your firewall turned on: Most computers come with built-in software to protect against network attacks and warn you about a suspicious websites. If you don't have a firewall, you'll need to install one.
- Enable automatic software updates: Most software programs offer automatic updates. Check your settings to be sure this option is turned on. Also, pay attention to any notices that an update is available.
- Practice safe email habits: Never include sensitive information in emails. If you receive email from someone you don't know or are not expecting, don't open it. Delete it immediately.
- Browse securely: Use a secure browser, and be selective about the sites you visit (look for "https://" at the beginning of URLs). And always use strong, secure, and unique passwords.
- Guard against identity theft: Monitor your postal mail closely for any unexpected credit cards or account statements. Shred any documents containing confidential information before discarding them.
- Don't give out your personal information: Whether over the phone or online, don't provide any personal information to businesses or solicitors unless you contacted them first and know they're legitimate.