CU*Answers Network Services attends inaugural NCU-ISAO cybersecurity conference
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (February 9, 2017) — AdvantageCIO, a virtual CIO consulting service of CU*Answers, announced today it attended the inaugural National Credit Union Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO) user conference held at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. The NCU-ISAO is a credit union specific cybersecurity information sharing organization recently formed as a mechanism to allow credit unions to share cybersecurity threats and gain intelligence concerning bad actors and fraudulent activities taking place in cyberspace. Additionally, the group provides its members cyber resilience operational guidance and cyber resilience education.
“Credit unions ought to set the gold standard when it comes to collaboration,” explains David Wordhouse, CU*Answers VP Network Technologies, “So I’m excited to see where this group goes and how it can help improve the industry’s cybersecurity posture in a way that respects limited budgets and resources. Ultimately we need to move beyond just sharing cybersecurity information and get to the point we intentionally act on what we know and what we learn every day.” AdvantageCIO offers a suite of services to assist credit unions in understanding their technology and leveraging it to effectively act on and repel cyber threats.
The NCU-ISAO group has a technical framework for sharing cybersecurity threat indicators automatically with credit unions. Interested credit unions should contact the ISAO directly at www.ncuisao.org.
Founded in 2011, AdvantageCIO is a wholly-owned brand of CU*Answers that provides virtual CIO consulting services to credit unions including board cybersecurity reporting and education, short and long-range strategic technology consulting and business-alignment planning, business continuity planning, cybersecurity policy development, technology risk assessment, and IT staff development/mentoring services on per-engagement or contractual basis. www.advantagecio.com.
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $26 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuanswers.com.