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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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What Does a Credit Union Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Cost?

One thing is for certain: your credit union needs a business continuity plan (BCP). But how much will it cost? And what contributes to that cost? Whether you’re trying to figure out your 2020 budget, or just trying to satisfy NCUA requirements, it’s best to have all the information. So, read on to learn what…

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DIY Patching vs Managed Patching for Credit Unions

Many Americans are starting to worry that their information isn’t safe. It’s a reasonable fear. After all, security breaches to Equifax and Capital One show that even massive financial institutions are at risk. And such breaches are only expected to increase in the coming years. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever that…

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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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What Are the Basics of Managed Patching for Credit Unions?

One of the cornerstones of cybersecurity practices is patching. Now, patching isn’t glamorous work, but it’s just the sort of work that keeps your credit union—and all of its members—safe. Patching is also mandatory, so there’s that. And it’s surprisingly tedious. And, for a security requirement required by law, it’s surprisingly easy to put off…

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The Six Biggest Credit Union Patching Challenges

These are the six most common patching challenges we run into at Ongoing Operations. And certainly, your experience may reflect a different set of challenges. Still, we’d be surprised if your credit union hasn’t experienced at least one of these issues. 1.    Patching Laptops This is the issue that we run into the most here…

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Credit Union Core Hosting Guide

So, you have finally decided that storing your credit union core servers in your old school computer room may not be the best option. If so, then you’re in the right place: our guide for credit union core hosting. Maybe it’s because you want your crack IT team to spend more time on member-facing technology,…

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