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Can I trust IWAS to protect sensitive data?

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Secure Socket Layer (often called SSL) is the industry standard in Web security.   It is used primarily for transmitting sensitive information over the Internet.   When you have a secure connection between your browser and a Web site, no one else can easily access the data that you send across the connection.   To ensure the highest possible level of security, IWAS uses SSL to encrypt your login name, password, and other data when you sign-up for and IWAS account and when you sign-up for any of ISBE's systems.   SSL is also used when IWAS transfers you to any of the systems listed in the IWAS 'System Listing'.

For your peace of mind, IWAS has taken extra precautions for guarding your personal information in addition to using SSL.  

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