Cybersecurity: ‘Be prepared’

Focus on people, rules, and tools to thwart cybercriminals.

David Zuleski, MSU Federal Credit Union (left), and Randy Romes, CliftonLarsenAllen, chat after Romes' session.

Randy Romes embraces the Boy Scout motto when it comes to cybersecurity: Be prepared.

“We need to be ready physically and mentally, and practice and be accomplished with the right tools,” says Romes, who addressed the 2023 CUNA Cybersecurity Conference with NASCUS Tuesday in New Orleans. “We need all of these elements in information technology [IT] security.”

Cybercriminals view fraud as a business, he says. “They’re after information and access. Some groups specialize in financial institutions, while others focus on health care and retail. Once we know who they are, we’ll be better equipped.”

Romes says fraudsters will attack credit unions with:


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