The OGO Blog

“Probably” Is the Enemy of BCP

How many times have you heard, “IT probably has that documented” or “the snowplow company will probably do it”? We’re guessing you’ve heard it a lot more than you should have… probably.

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3 Tips to Maintain Business Continuity Plans

How can you make time to maintain the business continuity plan for your credit union? Here are three tips to ensure continued operations—no matter what. When people put plans in place, they often assume that’s it! They’re done! But unfortunately, that’s not how business continuity planning works. Technologies change. Business practices evolve. Staff churns. Plans…

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How To Reopen Credit Union Branches

It’s been a weird couple of months for us. We can all agree on that. Here in Oregon, it has been about 5 weeks since we were first quarantined.  At first, we saw schools close, then restaurants, then bank branches etc. Each wave occurred quick and decisively and credit unions were forced to react quickly.…

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Remote Working Security Assessment For Credit Unions

In today’s world, remote work is not just a reality, but a necessity. Undoubtedly, allowing our employees to work remotely, especially in larger numbers, poses a greater risk for our credit union networks. If an attacker identifies an exploitable vulnerability in your remote working solution, they may be able to access corporate data such as…

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How Do DDoS Mitigation Services Work?

If you work for a Credit Union or are concerned about a group of hackers targeting your company – you may be worried about Distributed Denial of Service Attacks. This post covers the basics of what it is, how to mitigate and some of the challenges Credit Unions face related to Credit Union Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS)

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Disaster Recovery Test vs. Disaster Recovery Exercise

If you are the type of person who believes things like your building burning down or planes falling out of the sky never happen – then don’t bother reading this post. If however, you see it is a key part of your job to plan for the worst – even though it probably won’t happen – read on.

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How Is Business Continuity Priced?

Have you ever wondered how much credit unions spend on business continuity and disaster recovery? How about how the pricing is determined? Do you wonder what the TCO (total cost of ownership) is when you are looking at different providers? The reality is, these are difficult questions to answer. Why, you ask? Well, there are…

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