The CUInsight Network podcast: Cyber threats – Adlumin (#58)

Featuring Paul Whittier, Director of Channel Sales, West Region at Adlumin

Thank you for tuning in to episode 58 of The CUInsight Network, with your host, Lauren Culp, Publisher & CEO of In The CUInsight Network, we take a deeper dive with the thought leaders who support the credit union community. We discuss issues and challenges facing credit unions and identify best practices to learn and grow together.

My guest on today’s show is Paul Whittier, Director of Channel Sales for the West Region at Adlumin. Paul talks about his passion for people and technology sales which led him on his career journey to his current role. Adlumin provides the enterprise-grade security operations platform and managed detection and response services to help organizations comply, detect, prioritize, and respond to cyber threats and IT operations in real-time. Adlumin’s goal is to revolutionize the way organizations secure sensitive data and help gain visibility to be aware of any cyber risks.

During our conversation, Paul and I chat about managing cybersecurity. Paul explains the goals of cyber criminals beyond tampering with member data, such as cyber ransoms. He describes how compliance can protect credit unions against threats and the importance of preparing for future threats by monitoring abnormal cyber events within their network. As we look to the future, Adlumin is focused on evolving their products and creating new solutions to stay ahead of future threats and continue supporting credit unions.

As we wrap up the episode, Paul talks about splurging on life experiences, traveling to different cities, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy my conversation with Paul Whittier!

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Paul Whittier, Director of Channel Sales for the West Region at Adlumin
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Show notes from this episode:
What an amazing interview with Paul! Check out all the exceptional work his team is doing over at Adlumin here.
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Shout-out: Atari
Shout-out: Weber State University
Place mentioned: Utah
Shout-out: Hewlett-Packard
Shout-out: Novell
Shout-out: SonicWall
Shout-out: Soffos
Shout-out: Check Point
Place mentioned: Kansas City, MO
Place mentioned: Paris
Shout-out: NCUA
Blog post mentioned: Why Compliance is Not Security: The Sinking of the Titanic
Shout-out: Robert Johnston
Place mentioned: Albuquerque, NM
Place mentioned: San Francisco, CA
Place mentioned: Las Vegas, NV
Place mentioned: South Africa
Shout-out: Paul’s wife
Shout-out: Paul’s children
Shout-out: Mark Sangster
Book mentioned: The Greatest Salesman In the World by Og Mandino

In this episode:
[00:37] – Paul Whittier had dreams of being a professional video game player.
[02:34] – What’s the goal of cyber criminals?
[05:29] – Can credit unions use AI to detect cyber threats?
[08:22] – Paul explains which behaviors and data to keep an eye on for monitoring abnormal cyber events.
[10:02] – How can credit unions update their approach to cybersecurity?
[11:39] – Does compliance help credit unions proactively protect against cyber attacks?
[13:56] – Paul talks about why listening to customers helps build better products.
[16:17] – What is Adlumin working on for the future?
[17:53] – Paul describes great leadership and talks about enjoying travel.
[19:18] – Paul talks about the amazing cities he traveled to recently.
[21:23] – “If you give, you get more back.”
[23:30] – Be prepared for the problems that may exist.

Lauren Culp

Lauren Culp

Lauren Culp is the President & CEO at She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects with ... Web: Details