NASCUS and CUNA hosting Inaugural Credit Union Cyber Security Symposium this week in Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA (November 10, 2014)  NASCUS, in partnership with Credit Union National Association, is holding its inaugural Credit Union Cyber Security Symposium Nov. 13-14 at the Hyatt Arlington in Arlington, Va.

The symposium, which is being emceed by IT security firm TrustCC, features a wide range of mission-critical cyber security issues that affect the entire credit union system. Representatives from multiple state and federal agencies as well as private sector security and response firms are among the many experts who will share their insight during the two-day event. Sessions at the symposium will include, among others:

  • The Intersection of Disaster Preparedness and Cyber Security
  • A Look at the Preparedness of Third-Party Vendors
  • A Survey of the Cyber-Threats Facing Credit Unions
  • Understanding the Use of the NIST Framework to Develop Cyber-Risk Assessments
  • Mitigating Reputation Risk

“We believe it is important to raise the awareness of cyber security throughout the credit union system,” said NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito. “The Credit Union Cyber Security Symposium is an important way that NASCUS is helping to do that.”

The Symposium is particularly timely as the FFIEC recently released its observations from the summer’s Cybersecurity Assessments. It also comes at a time when policymakers and regulators are making it increasingly clear that cyber security will continue to be a top priority in 2015.

The symposium will adjourn Friday at 3:45 p.m. with a wrap-up from TrustCC’s Tom Schauer.

The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is the primary resource and voice of the state governmental agencies that charter, regulate and examine the nation’s state-chartered credit unions. NASCUS membership is made up of state-chartered credit unions, state regulators and other supporters of the state credit union system. NASCUS is the only organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the state credit union charter and the autonomy of state credit union regulatory agencies. To learn more about NASCUS, visit

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