The OGO Blog

Ten New Ideas to Help Your Credit Union Handle COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is escalating quickly, both nationally and abroad. At Ongoing Operations, we’re seeing the challenges that credit unions are facing—and we’re getting ideas about how to fix them. Now that COVID-19 is officially a global pandemic, businesses and entire industries are taking precautions. Schools are closed, events are canceled, and some cities…

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Remote Access VPN Best Practices

Allowing your employees to work from home has never been more important. With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, one of the key strategies for US Based business and credit unions is to allow employees to work remotely. But, what if you have never been in favor of this policy…

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March 2020: Credit Union Cybersecurity Tip from the OGO CISO Office – Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams

The plethora of news coverage surrounding the new coronavirus has created a new danger — phishing attacks looking to exploit public fears about the virus. These phishing attacks are on the rise. Pandemics and health scares of this magnitude are a dream for malicious actors. Ongoing Operations recommends that you share a communication with your…

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What does your Credit Union need to know about the Coronavirus?

Maybe you remember the avian flu from a few years ago. Maybe you don’t. Either way, with another Coronavirus outbreak in China, several thousand people have been infected and a number have died. This is a good time to review your credit union’s pandemic plan and to educate yourself on the current Coronavirus. Here is…

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Top 5 Cyber Security Trends for Credit Unions in 2020

Many years ago, as a credit union CTO, I added a budget item for a cyber security tool not invented yet.  The management team and our board gave me a lot of grief about it at the time.  However, even today, I think it is a wise approach.  The threats are constantly changing, the tools…

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PG&E Power Shutdown: What You Need To Know

California’s wildfire crisis will enter an unprecedented new stage Wednesday, October 9th, as PG&E plans to begin cutting power to approximately 800,000 customers, shutting down the electric lines that have sparked many of the state’s worst blazes. This has set off a chaotic scramble of people preparing for an outage that could last a week…

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Crucial Credit Union Budget Ideas for 2020

Having worked at a number of credit unions, start-ups, and mature businesses, I have officially been through about 22 budget cycles with different companies. We have crushed it, failed miserably, and somehow made budget through random acts of financial goodness that fall from the heavens. These varying successes with budgets have given me a strong…

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NACUSO Network 2019

Another terrific NACUSO Network conference is in the books! Ongoing Operations was proud to be a Gold Sponsor at the event. Also, thanks to all who came out to the Padres game with CU 2.0, Ongoing Operations, XDI, Constellation, and LiveSurvey. Check out some photos from our week in San Diego below!

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