The OGO Blog

Is pandemic planning a pain or a blessing in disguise?

There is a plethora of information in the news about the Cornavirus (COVID-19). You cannot turn on the news or open a website without hearing about it, and rightly so. The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious situation with serious repercussions. The virus has taken the lives of over 2,000 people around the globe. So where…

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How Much Does CISO as a Service Cost?

The world is unfortunately short on cyber security experts. Finding, retaining, and affording senior-level security talent is difficult. Consequently, many credit unions are turning to CISO as a Service models to meet their security needs. The service model—essentially a rent-a-CISO—provides all the benefits of an in-house CISO. However, the service model drastically reduces overhead. But…

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How to do a Credit Union Pandemic Tabletop Exercise

I like to refer to a tabletop exercise as the practice for the big game. As everyone who understands sports knows, teams do not just show up for the game and expect to play and execute each position’s role and responsibilities flawlessly, let alone win. Proper preparation is essential. And, as part of the preparation…

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What Does Migration to Office 365 Look Like?

No two credit unions are exactly alike. So, migration to Office 365 looks a little different for each credit union. However, there are still several general steps that remain the same through any migration. In this blog, we’ll look at a few of the most common phases of migration to Office 365 for credit unions.…

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February 2020: Credit Union Cybersecurity Tip from the OGO CISO Office

Do you know what’s on your network? Why hardware asset inventory is important to your Credit Union.   Credit Union networks are becoming increasingly more complex.  The number and types of devices that we must support in our environments expands almost daily.  Workstations, servers, firewalls, mobile devices, receipt printers, kiosks, the list goes on and…

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Credit Union Pandemic Planning

Credit unions of all asset sizes seem to struggle with pandemic planning. Many Credit unions have policies that refer to pandemic plans or contagious diseases but when asked to see the plan, many have nothing in writing. Currently the World Health Organization has declared the  2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a “global health emergency”. If…

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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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The 5 Most Common Questions About Migrating to Office 365

At some point, your credit union will have to migrate to Office 365. Microsoft just won’t continue to support legacy versions for long enough. And unfortunately, any major software migration brings its own challenges and potential disruptions. That in mind, it’s best to go into your credit union’s Office 365 migration well informed. No doubt…

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