The OGO Blog

What are the Benefits of Office 365 for Credit Unions?

Microsoft’s Office 365 provides unparalleled productivity for private users, students, and businesses alike. However, because it’s a relatively new product, some are reluctant to adopt it. Here are a few benefits of moving to Office 365. And before we go too far, let’s get a few things straight. We don’t condone moving to a platform…

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What Hosted Office 365 can do for Credit Unions

If you’re thinking about moving to Office 365 for your credit union—or if you’ve already made the switch—you may consider having it hosted for you. We’ll explore a few of the benefits of moving to a managed solution for your productivity suite. Here’s the thing: very few people like performing mundane IT duties, such as…

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Testing your Credit Union’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

You may already have a written business continuity plan, but how can you make sure that it actually works? At Ongoing Operations, we’ve developed a couple of methods to ensure that plans remain foolproof in practice as well as in theory. If you’ve ever watched The A-Team, either the original or the reboot, you may…

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What to Consider When Choosing a Credit Union Security Consultant

Credit unions must consider the safety of their information, both for their own sakes as well as for that of their members. Many credit unions have taken to hiring third-party security consulting companies to meet their needs. What are the top three things to consider when choosing a credit union security consultant? It’s All About…

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Second in Command Podcast featuring Jonathan Derby

  Click the image above to hear from Jonathan Derby, COO of Ongoing Operations. Jonathan oversees the management of Ongoing Operations’ computer and network security. He has dedicated the last five years to creating a cloud platform for credit unions that allows them to compete with large retail  banks. He is a solution-oriented leader that…

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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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How Does Ongoing Operations Meet NCUA Compliance Standards?

The financial arena is no stranger to strict rules and regulations. NCUA compliance standards for credit unions are rigorous, and trusting your credit union’s adherence to legal statutes can feel like a tall order. How do you know you can count on a third-party security consultant to meet compliance standards? For better or for worse,…

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Why is Credit Union Patching So Difficult? Does it Need to Be?

Banking and business software must continuously stay up-to-date to protect the safety of credit unions and their members. Many major breaches seem to start with a simple problem – lousy patching.  So, does credit union patching need to be so difficult? Is there anything your credit union can do to make patching your systems easier? …

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