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3 Takeaways from the Ongoing Operations Digital Incident Response Joint Exercise

Last week, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a Digital Incident Response Joint Exercise hosted by Ongoing Operations and TruShield. Cybersecurity workshops for credit unions have become more important than ever. Bob Miles, Managing Director of the Information Security Group at Ongoing Operations, Paul Caiazzo, CEO of TruShield, Aaron Hensinger, Digital Forensic Incident Response Lead…

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Cloud Hosting for Credit Unions: Misconceptions and Strategies

What should my credit union pay attention to when using the Cloud and what should I be aware of before going to the Cloud? When credit unions come to Ongoing Operations, many have questions about the Cloud and what they should be aware of when looking for a Cloud service provider. When discussing the Cloud,…

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Probably is the enemy of BCP (and your organization)

How many times have you heard, “IT probably has that documented” or “The snow plow company will probably do it?” We’re beginning to hear that phrase more and more across our engagements this year and it has been put on OGO’s blacklist of words. My parachute will probably work. My airbag will probably work. My…

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Equifax Data Breach: What Does it Mean for Your Credit Union?

A massive data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting companies, could raise the risk of identity theft for 145.5 million U.S. consumers. In this video blog post, Robbie Wright and John Szeglin, two senior vCIOs at Ongoing Operations, discuss what exactly happened and what lessons your credit union can learn from…

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Email Security – How Not to Get Spoofed!

The importance of email security is higher than ever with sensitive data being exchanged online. We get a lot of questions about email security – specifically, how to prevent people from being able to spoof your domain. First, let’s clarify what email spoofing is. Email spoofing is fraudulent email activity hiding email origins. The act of…

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How does a SIEM help me achieve NCUA compliance?

A SIEM – a security information event management system – fulfills a lot of requirements based around NCUA part 748. 1. NCUA part 748 has a number of logging requirements. These requirements make sure that any critical systems, or any systems that contain sensitive member data, are logging to a centralized system that collects those…

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What is a SIEM and does my credit union need one?

You may have heard about something called a SIEM. You may have even asked yourself: “What is a SIEM, and why does my credit union need it?” What is SIEM? To begin, here is a little background on what a SIEM is. Everybody remembers that centralized logging is a good practice. You never want to…

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It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. Do You Know What Data is Leaving Your Credit Union?

Did you know that it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)? This year Ongoing Operations has become a Champion of NCSAM, joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness. As part of our commitment, we’re sharing detailed information and technical advice…

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