The CUInsight Network podcast: IT Solutions – Dataprise (#14)

Featuring Stephen Jones, Senior Director of Cyber Security at Dataprise

Thank you for tuning in to episode 14 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 today is Stephen Jones, Senior Director of Cyber Security at Dataprise. We chat about cybersecurity and the importance of a secure infrastructure for credit unions. Stephen shares his career journey, digital safety tips, and what leaders can do right away to enhance their security processes.  

While we push forward and adapt to a new normal, Stephen believes credit unions have done well with pivoting and remaining nimble. He shares that credit unions should focus on being proactive if they are looking to reduce risks. Risk reduction starts with infrastructure. Stephen suggests leaders find ways to automate security monitoring in order to respond promptly to breaches.

As the digital world becomes more and more robust, Stephen shares that our security systems should be ever-evolving as well. Attackers have discovered new ways to find vulnerabilities and compromise online activity, so credit union leaders must transition to a “zero-trust protection” method that ensures safety and mitigates threats.

As we close the show, we learn that Stephen has always wanted to be in the technology field and shares a very interesting story of how he joined the Dataprise team. We also chat about what he enjoys doing outside of the office and who he thinks of when he hears the word “success.” Enjoy my conversation with Stephen Jones!

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Show notes from this episode:
What an amazing interview with Stephen! Check out all the exceptional work his team is doing over at Dataprise here.
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Shout-out: Stephen’s dad
Term mentioned: MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider)
Term mentioned: MSP (Managed Service Provider)
Shout-out: GuidePoint Security
Shout-out: Steve Lewis, CEO of Dataprise
Shout-out: Kaseya
Shout-out: SolarWinds
Shout-out: Bank of America
Shout-out: Beard Straighteners
Shout-out: Spotify
Shout-out: Stephen’s wife
Shout-out: Gary Vaynerchuk
Shout-out: Mollie Bell, Ent Credit Union
Spotify Playlist: Joe Rogan Experience
Album mentioned: This One’s for You by Luke Combs
Book mentioned: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

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