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Information and Data Security

Protecting Northern Trust's information from unauthorized access and accidental disclosure is a top priority. Northern Trust pursues information security with the same commitment to excellence that we apply to understanding our client’s financial needs. This includes utilizing a variety of technical and procedural controls to mitigate existing technology risks and proactively address emerging threats. Key technology controls are identified, prioritized, monitored and tested to help configure our networks and applications.


At Northern Trust, we work hard to keep your information secure. Behind the scenes, we’re taking extensive steps to protect your information and your accounts - maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that meet or exceed federal standards. We adhere to strict institutional policies and procedures that limit the access to your personal information to those providing services on your behalf. While no company is immune from cybercrime, we employ fraud detection and mitigation techniques to reduce the risks of such crime. Of course, we understand that the protection of your sensitive information does not start and stop with Northern Trust. Clients play a critical role in the protection of on-line accounts – from protecting your passwords to keeping your computers patched and updated. Security, of your accounts and your information, is a partnership. To help you, we've provided some useful resources that are available at Although this information is not exhaustive, it will help you improve your level of personal security.





Have you seen a pop-up window while attempting to login to your Northern Trust accounts? This pop-up claims your information may have been compromised in a breach and offers you a free credit report and credit score. This offer is a scam and is not from Northern Trust or any other financial institution. Do not click on the link and do not enter any credit card information.

Scam Alert

Have you received a letter claiming that you won a drawing for $49,260? This letter is a scam and is not from Northern Trust. Click here for more information on what to look for and how to avoid fraud attempts.

IRS Tax Scam Warning 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is alerting financial institutions to the proper handling of erroneous federal tax refunds resulting from an emerging fraud scheme that could affect thousands of people across the country.

Protect Yourself from “Bugs” and Exploits

Northern Trust is aware of and monitoring new security vulnerabilities (referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”) recently reported by Google Project Zero. These “bugs” have been identified in modern processors manufactured by Intel and other technology companies. Learn how you can reduce the risk to your computers and devices posed by these and other security flaws.

What You Need to Know About the Equifax Breach

Last week, credit reporting agency Equifax disclosed a breach of consumer information resulting from a cybersecurity incident that impacts approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.


Cyber Security for Your Small /Medium-Sized Business