Connect2A's security mission statement – Connect2A
recognizes the value of and our dependency on the data, information,
and computer systems used in serving the needs of our Members and
their Clients. As a part of everyday business it is essential that
this information and technical infrastructures are secure from
destruction, corruption, unauthorized access and breach of
confidentiality whether accidental or deliberate.
Electronic safeguards – Connect2A uses security products
and services that meet accepted industry standards. We use Secure
Socket Layers (SSL) to protect our Member’s and their client’s
private and confidential information during transmission over the
Web. Connect2A uses a high-level, one-way encryption algorithm to
protect passwords. We also use "best practice" logical
controls over systems software and hardware to ensure that only
authorized personnel have access.
Physical safeguards - Access to Connect2A company head
quarters, computing facilities, including servers,
telecommunications equipment, the network control center, and other
related areas is restricted to individuals identified by Connect2A
who need access to perform their
jobs. Access by anyone else, including vendors, contractors, and
others must be approved in advance by management.
Visitors must sign a visitors' log and must be escorted.
Management safeguards - Ultimately, the responsibility for
the success of an organization lies with management. Connect2A’s
Chief Information Officer and his team maintains a strong computer
security program with defined program goals, objectives, and
priorities. Senior management is committed to providing adequate
resources for security, to making sure that those resources are
applied to security, and to doing whatever is necessary to make sure
that security is a successful part of the Connect2A operation.
Senior managers set a good example for other employees by personally
following all applicable security practices.
Connect2A recognizes that security is an essential part of its
computer system and its overall success. We also recognize that no
one can guarantee complete and perfect security against every
possible hazard. We make every reasonable effort to provide
high-level security. This includes a continual review of security
measures and plans, the use of new technology when available and
appropriate, and regular training for our personnel.
Connect2A's backoffice partners that provide financial services
all use the same high level of encryption for protecting the flow of
identifiable information that moves back and forth to you through
Connect2A. If you click through to another website offering
products, services, or content, any information that you disclose to
that website will be subject to the security policies of that
website and not those of Connect2A. Before you provide personal
information to other companies, we encourage you to read their
Last update April 4, 2001