NCUA hosting cybersecurity webinar

Learn More about Cyber-Threats and Taking Precautions at Credit Unions

ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 29, 2015) — Credit unions can get up-to-date information on cybersecurity and deterring cybercrime on a webinar hosted by the National Credit Union Administration on Wednesday, May 20.

The webinar, “Cybersecurity Basics,” will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern and run approximately 90 minutes, including a 30-minute question-and-answer session. There is no charge.

Dominic Carullo, an Economic Development Specialist with NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, will moderate a panel that includes:

  • Timothy Segerson, NCUA’s Deputy Director of the Office of Examination and Insurance,
  • Chris Gill, Risk Management Consultant with CUNA Mutual Group, and
  • Jessica Cromer, Corporate Sales Associate for Financial Services, Citrix Sharefile.

Segerson will discuss NCUA’s collaboration with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council to develop a self-assessment guide for use by credit unions. Other webinar topics include:

  • Statistics on credit union losses due to cybercrime,
  • Why password protecting documents is outdated,
  • Precautionary measures to protect member information and
  • The consequences of failing to protect information.

The webinar will include information about NCUA’s new $7,500 cybersecurity grants for qualified low-income credit unions.

Online registration is available here. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website. Participants may submit questions in advance at The subject line of the email should read, “Cybersecurity Basics.” Participants with technical questions about accessing the webinar may email This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.

NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions, minority depository institutions and credit unions with a low-income designation.

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 99 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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