Jennifer Carrier is 2015 Graduate of WBA Retail Banking Management Program
Liberty Bank AVP and Branch Manager Jennifer Carrier is a proud 2015 graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Retail Banking Management Development Program.
Completion of the six-month rigorous program required students to complete monthly assignments, review their results with a mentor, and work collaboratively in study groups with their classmates from difference banks to prepare themselves for each class session. The objective of the program was not only peer participation, but developing a deeper and clearer understanding of what it takes to be successful in the highly competitive world of retail banking. “The program was challenging and engaging, and time spent with bankers working in other communities was also enriching,” says Carrier, who brings more than 14 years of bank operations experience to Liberty Bank. She joined the bank in January of 2010, and in 2013, Jennifer was honored in the Forty under 40 Program by the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal. “Continuing education is a vital part of the business culture at Liberty Bank, as we all work together to bring the best knowledge to our banking team, our clients, and to the communities we serve.”
Be Wary of Fraudulent IRS Phone Calls and Emails
Few phone calls warrant as much seriousness among taxpayers as a call from the IRS – which makes the recent rise in fraudulent calls and emails from contacts claiming to be the IRS especially worrisome. Victims have already lost more than $1 million to this scam. Read more…
The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels… Read more.
July Results, August Supply Drive
De Novo Bank Sees Remarkable Growth Even Through Crisis
Liberty Bank was established in June of 2009 — not an easy task given the economy and regulatory environment at the time. Read more.
May NK Fishline Results
April NK Fishline Results
“Heartbleed – OpenSSL” SECURITY THREAT
On April 7, 2014, security researchers announced a recently-discovered vulnerability called Heart Bleed. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could access sensitive data, compromising the security of the server and its users. A flaw was discovered in “OpenSSL” – a commonly used internet security technology. OpenSSL is used by many websites for encrypting personal data, communications and transactions. This security flaw was recently exploited by a software bug called “Heartbleed.” Experts believe that Heartbleed has the capability to acquire user ID’s, passwords and other personal information from websites using OpenSSL. It is not yet known who’s personal information may have been compromised or how much information was stolen.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Liberty Bank has never used OpenSSL technology on our website. Your personal information at Liberty Bank was not compromised by Heartbleed. We have also confirmed that each of our Internet service partners, which help provide Online Banking and Cash Management, also do not use OpenSSL technology.
HOW THIS MAY AFFECT YOU:
If you are like many people who use the same User ID’s and/or Passwords to access multiple internet websites, this information may have been compromised on another site using OpenSSL technology. And if your information was stolen, it could potentially be used to access safe internet websites where the stolen information could provide correct authentication.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
If you have used your Liberty Bank Password as a password for any other internet website, you should change your Liberty Bank password now. You can easily change your Liberty Bank password by going to our home page at libertybanknw.com. Simply log into Online Banking using your current password, click on”My Settings” and update your password. For Cash Management users, click on “Administration” and under “My Profile” you can update your password.
Surveys indicate that a staggering number of internet users, choose simple passwords like: “PASSWORD” or “12345.” Many others use easily discovered information, such as pet names, anniversary or birth dates. Experts recommend that secure passwords be a minimum of 8 characters long (some websites require even more), and that the strongest passwords use a complex combination of Letters, Numbers and Symbols.
If you have any questions, or need help changing your password, please call us at (360) 779-4567.
March NK Fishline Results
Attention Windows XP Users.
Microsoft is ending support for their Windows XP operating system after April 8th, 2014. This means that Microsoft will stop providing any security updates, patches, etc., immediately following this date. If you are currently running Windows XP on any computer or device that you use to access your online banking accounts, and you choose not to upgrade to a newer supported operating system by April 8th, there is a greater risk of being targeted by cyber-attacks and a higher potential for compromise of your online banking account. We strongly encourage you to upgrade your home and business computers before April 8th, 2014.
Additional information is available at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx
Please plan accordingly.
The Online Banking Team
Disclaimer: Liberty Bank does not endorse any Microsoft product, however we wanted our customers to be aware of the April 8th deadline.