Protect yourself from fraud during Cyber Security Awareness Month

Ideal Credit Union offers free cybersecurity awareness event october 19th for businesses and community

WOODBURY, MN (October 14, 2021) — October is Cybersecurity awareness month and Ideal Credit Union is encouraging business members and consumers to take time to protect against fraud. Cyber attacks are a growing concern as workplaces and homes increasingly rely on technology and connected devices.

Ideal Credit Union is committed to building awareness with how to spot fraud and educate about the effective ways to protect businesses and consumers. Cybercriminals often attack by asking for your personal information over email, by phone call or by text. Hackers are also attacking businesses, hospital systems and other organizations with ransomware attacks that shut down critical systems until a ransom is paid.

WHAT: Take time to protect yourself from fraud by joining Ideal Credit Union’s free live webinar on ‘The Evolving Security Landscape.’
WHEN: October 19th 6 p.m. – 7 :30 p.m. via WebEx
HOW: Click here to register for the webinar or go to to learn more.
WHO: Cyber Security Expert Jim Stickley, CEO of Stickley on Security will join Alisha Johnson Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ideal Credit Union

“Awareness and knowledge are key when it comes to identifying and responding to cyber threats,” said Chief Growth Officer Alisha Johnson. “Threats are always evolving and there are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves from some of the more common types of cyber fraud.”

Ideal Credit Union’s cybersecurity event will gather business owners, financial leaders and consumers for a virtual discussion about some of the latest risks including advanced malware, cyber attacks and social engineering. Experts will answer questions and cover some of the practical measures business and community members can take to be better protected.

Ideal Credit Union educational sessions are open to the community and you do not need to be a member to attend. To learn more about Ideal’s education series click here or go to

About Ideal Credit Union

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” five years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 401783.


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