The OGO Blog

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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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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Critical Microsoft Windows Patches Released: Cyber Tip of The Month January 2020

On Tuesday, 1/14/20, Microsoft released updates to fix 49 vulnerabilities as part of their Patch Tuesday cycle. The vulnerabilities patched in the Windows CryptoAPI and Remote Desktop Protocol are of particular concern due to their severity and implications for security on affected devices. Following the summary below are links to articles related to these vulnerabilities.…

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The 7 Biggest Reasons to Migrate to Office 365

At this point, we’ve helped countless credit unions migrate to Office 365. We’ve answered a lot of questions about security, risks, and challenges. But there’s one question that always comes up: Why? Why migrate? If legacy versions of Office 365 still work, what makes the switch worth it? Well, we’ve answered that question before as…

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2019 Holiday Tips from the Cybersecurity Office

The holiday season offers shoppers some of the best online deals of the year and as consumers we spend more time shopping online. However, increased shopping comes with potential, increased risk to your online safety. In addition to a rise in online shopping during December, there is also an increased risk of falling victim to…

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How Much Does a Credit Union Server Backup Cost?

Have you ever played a computer or console game? Have you ever forgotten to save? And then lost minutes or hours of progress? Did it make you want to scream? Well, that can happen with credit union data, too. Except the stakes are a lot higher than with a computer game. That’s why you need…

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How Much Does Managed Recovery for Credit Unions Cost?

Usually, work is uneventful. You get caught up in routines. Your colleagues make hilarious jokes about Mondays. Somebody says, “hump day,” and everybody glares. All is right at your credit union. Then, something really crazy happens. Maybe it’s an earthquake. Maybe it’s a virus. But whatever it is, it’s a disaster. Your credit union goes…

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October 2019: Credit Union Cybersecurity Tip from the OGO CISO Office

Multi-Factor Authentication Today’s threat landscape for Credit Unions is increasingly complex.  Viruses, trojans, phishing, fraud, and social engineering are just a few of the threats that we have to account for daily.  In order to conduct business, we must provide employees, vendors and our customers access to our systems and critical data. How then in…

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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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