LACEY, Aug. 17 - Jeff Korte, Security Manager at West Coast Bank was the featured speaker at Friday's HPR meeting. Information security practices at financial institutions provide the underpinnings for our own privacy protection, states Korte. While this has been a learning experience for individuals and corporations alike, progress is being made on multiple fronts. Korte advised that no bank or financial institution will solicite personal information (passwords, social security numbers, mother's maiden names, etc.) via email (or phone call). If you are ever in doubt, call (don't reply to) your local branch directly.