Security

Server Security


By utilizing Digital Certificate technology, ISU Credit Union ensures the accuracy and security of any data that is transmitted to us using our secure forms. Digital encryption technology utilizes a long set of codes to scramble and then decode information.


A digital key is a special number, or group of numbers, that is carefully chosen to have certain mathematical properties. Depending on the encryption algorithm being used, the key may be a large random number, or a set of related numbers. These keys are the basis for on-line identity verification.


Once information has been scrambled using the public set of keys for ISU Credit Union, the only place they can ever be decoded is on our secure server. This data is not shared with, or sold to, any other institution or group.


Browser Security


Another very important part of this technology has to do with secure browsers. Most modern browsers easily handle encryption codes, however, if you are using an older browser version, it would be wise to upgrade now. This way you will know you have the best security protection available.


To test your current browser, see the information below. There are several ways to tell if the security is working properly.


When you enter a secure website area:
  • A small window may appear notifying you that you are entering a secure area and will ask you if you want to continue.
  • Once you have entered the secured area, the website address will change. It will now read https:// instead of http://. The 's' denotes Secure Mode. If you don't see https:// at the beginning of the website address, you are not in a secure website area.
  • Also, once you have entered the secured area, a small graphic (either a key or closed padlock) should appear in the lower right hand corner of the browser window.

Test your browser now by clicking the seal.



If you do not see that your web browser is performing the security based on the description above, you are encouraged to download a newer version of your browser. Click below on the browser of your choice.