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CUs Seek LTR With Students

May 01, 2008
CUs Seek LTR With Students May 1, 2008 By Cathy Fleming Should credit unions offer private student loans—those made outside the federal student loan system? Some lenders say the loans are a necessity for students given shortcomings in federal student loan programs and an attractive addition to a credit union's... READ MORE

Prevent Data Breaches

May 01, 2008
Prevent Data Breaches May 1, 2008 By Eric Madison If your credit union hasn't yet managed to lose your member's Social Security, credit card, or checking account number, don't worry—it may only be a matter of time. Since January 2005, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has confirmed more than 215 million... READ MORE

Infuse Information Security Into IT Infrastructure

April 01, 2008
Infuse Information Security Into IT Infrastructure April 1, 2008 By Jeromie Jackson Capitalize on the rewards and minimize the risks of information technology (IT). To do so, make sure information security is ingrained in your systems—throughout each project lifecycle. While IT provides simplified user experiences, straight-through-processing, and technical agility, it... READ MORE

Stem the Data Leakage Tide

April 01, 2008
Stem the Data Leakage Tide April 1, 2008 By Andrew Plato There's a lot of talk now about data leakage protection (sometimes called extrusion prevention). Data leakage is an important information security issue facing organizations of all types. However, data leakage prevention is particularly important for financial services and health-care... READ MORE

Data Storage Remedies May Be Coming

April 01, 2008
Data Storage Remedies May Be Coming April 1, 2008 By Vicky Franchino As the numerous data breach scandals of recent years prove, there's an epidemic of inappropriate data storage, and credit unions are paying the cost. Remedies and solutions could come from the major card companies and legislative changes: Payment... READ MORE

Pest Control

April 01, 2008
Pest Control April 1, 2008 By Dianne Molvig Jim Stickley strolls out of credit unions with backup tapes, member loan applications, and whatever else he can get his hands on—during business hours when employees are present. To gain entry to back rooms, he dons a uniform, such as that of... READ MORE

When Malware Strikes, is Your CU Safe?

April 01, 2008
When Malware Strikes, is Your CU Safe? April 1, 2008 By Ryan Sherstobitoff The financial services industry is the primary target for hackers and malware writers whose main objective is to infiltrate systems and gain access to consumer information. With the lure of access to personal records and financial assets,... READ MORE

ID Theft: Stay Secure in 2008

April 01, 2008
ID Theft: Stay Secure in 2008 April 1, 2008 By Bryan Ansley Every year technology gets smaller, slicker, and faster, and consumers expect the latest and greatest. The boom box became the iPod mini. The cordless phone became the Razr. The desktop computer became the MacBook Air, or even the... READ MORE

Stay Ahead of the Bad Guys

April 01, 2008
Stay Ahead of the Bad Guys April 1, 2008 By Karen Bankston Information security challenges are continuous and ever-shifting. Hackers and identity thieves constantly are looking for ways to infiltrate the data systems of credit unions large and small, and members' accounts. Federal regulations, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and... READ MORE

Balance Info Security and Member Service

April 01, 2008
Balance Info Security and Member Service April 1, 2008 By Cathy Fleming Keeping ahead of high-tech fraud is a battle involving hardware, software, and old-fashioned common sense, say credit union executives battling phishers, pharmers, and other Internet bandits. But how can credit unions ensure security without sacrificing member service? "It's... READ MORE
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