CU*Answers partners with credit unions to manage continuity risk

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 10, 2014) — For many credit unions, at the rapid pace of technological advancement last year’s disaster recovery plan is by now ineffective at providing a timely recovery in the event of an unplanned disruption, leaving incident managers scrambling to accurately assess and develop a strategy in the heat of the crisis. Continuously improving and testing continuity and recovery plans is time consuming and requires knowledge and skills not typically available within most credit unions.

CU*Answers recognizes this need and has stepped in to fill the gap by providing assistance and expertise from the same certified professionals responsible for maintaining the business continuity program for its extended CUSO cooperative network. CU*Answers provides complimentary educational courses (classroom and web-based) on information security and business continuity to complement related professional and managed services available to all client credit unions.

“Whether your credit union operations are in-house or online, single-site or multi-branch, your business environment is constantly changing,” comments Jim Lawrence, CBCP, Manager of Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Services at CU*Answers. “A continuity and recovery strategy that is not keeping pace is putting your credit union at significant risk. Begin today by raising awareness and gaining support for an enterprise-wide commitment that goes beyond compliance and seeks to strengthen resilience in 2015.”

About CU*Answers, Inc.
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 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.7 million members and $15.7 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuansw

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