CUNA Announces the 2012 CUNA Security & Fraud Institutes in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications
(202) 508-6764

Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing
(608) 231-4246

Madison, WI (July 25, 2012) – Registration is now available for CUNA Security & Fraud Institute, October 22–25, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

CUNA Security & Fraud Institute offers credit union security professionals the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills to ensure their credit union is protected against robberies, as well as internal, external and electronic fraud, theft and scams. CUNA Security & Fraud Institute consists of three tracks:

In this track, students learn the basics of credit union security with sessions focused on physical security, such as administering policies and procedures, preventing and responding to robberies and other types of workplace violence, as well as electronic security, emerging fraud scams, internal crime prevention and planning for business continuity.

Attendees gain a more sophisticated understanding of security procedures through sessions such as, social engineering, electronic fraud issues, external and internal security audits and integrating it & facility security issues. this year attendees will also get an exclusive opportunity to gain insights from a former robber.  Attendees who successfully complete a written exam can earn their Credit Union Security and Fraud Expert designation.

Security professionals looking to brush up their skills and stay informed of current trends in credit union security will benefit from sessions such as, developing a comprehensive security strategy, protecting your members and your credit union, conducting a risk assessment and performing successful fraud investigations. attendees of the update have the option to complete testing to recertify their Credit Union Security and Fraud Expert designation.

The program also features a robbery simulation, which takes place at a local credit union, as well as a vendor reception, offering one-on-one discussions with some of the movement’s most respected security experts and vendors.

“Credit union security is the responsibility of everyone in the credit union, not an individual undertaking,” said Courtney Cantwell, manager of instructional design at CUNA. “During CUNA Security & Fraud Institute, attendees don’t simply network, they make meaningful connections with the leading experts, vendors and professionals in credit union security, and work together to ensure the credit union movement is protected from every angle.”

For more information about CUNA Security & Fraud Institute and to register, visit

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