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NCUL Annual Meeting & Convention Registration OPEN

It’s time to grab your credit union tool belts and register to attend the 2019 Building a Better Future  ~ NCUL Annual Meeting and Convention!  {Read The Full Article}

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FIS SecurLOCK Detect

SecurLOCK Detect is a fraud forecast tool that utilizes machine learning to assign probability of future fraud before compromise events are officially reported by networks. {Read The Full Article}

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RateDex Webinar Archive

Missed the RateDex webinar demo?  {Read The Full Article}

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OPPD EFCU Names New CEO

Omaha Public Power District Employees FCU has announced that its Board of Directors has selected Julie Nelson to serve as its President/CEO effective April 1, 2019. {Read The Full Article}

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The Mother’s Day Trifecta: Silence, Freedom, and Choice.

In just a few short weeks we will honor Mother’s Day by spoiling the incredible women in our lives for the day.  The struggle is real to find mom the perfect gift; what do you give a woman who already has everything? {Read The Full Article}

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Happy Youth Month!

April has finally arrived — make sure your young members feel celebrated {Read The Full Article}

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Not Having Flood Insurance Can Leave Credit Unions and Members Underwater

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, flooding is the most frequent and costliest natural disaster in the United States. {Read The Full Article}

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CU Difference Ads Hit Airwaves

In response to television ads attacking credit unions being run by the Iowa Bankers that have bled into the Omaha and Sioux City media markets, CUNA and the Nebraska Credit Union League are running radio ads focusing on the credit union difference in those same markets.  {Read The Full Article}

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Crash ACUC 2019!

June 17-20 in Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference this year is truly a can’t-miss event, featuring compelling keynoters, hard-hitting breakout sessions, executive 3-part series and transformative experiential learning at the Disney Institute. {Read The Full Article}

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Capitol Club Classic Golf Outing

The Nebraska Credit Union League will be hosting its annual Capitol Club Classic golf outing on Thursday, May 9th at Woodland Hills golf course in Eagle, Nebraska.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
Love My Credit Union Rewards

Give your members more savings and more reasons to love your credit union. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
Verisite Flood Alert

The Verisite line of products as an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) tool for credit unions.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
RateDex & Member Benefits Tools for Credit Unions

New growth tools for Nebraska Credit Union League Members. You already know that your credit union provides superior value. {Read The Full Article}

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Over 5,000 CU Advocates Converge on Capitol Hill

There were over 5,000 credit union advocates who attended the Credit Union National Association’s “Governmental Affairs Conference” in Washington D.C. in mid-March.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
The NCUL is MOVING!

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SPECIAL NOTE:
The League office will not be open on Friday, March 22nd.  We will have limited access to email, however, we will have our cell phones available for anyone who has an important issue and needs to speak to one of our staff members.  The numbers are below:

Scott:  402-250-4918
Dan:  402-651-7069
Brandon:  402-660-1492
Amy:  402-657-0600

 

Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
CUNA Announces New Awareness Initiative Totals at GAC

Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced significant financial support for the Awareness initiative, a groundbreaking effort being led by CUNA to grow consumer consideration of credit unions as their best financial partners.  {Read The Full Article}

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Brett Martinez Named 2019 CUNA Board Chairman

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today election results for its Board of Directors Executive Committee Members. {Read The Full Article}

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Beyond IT: How to Create an Organization-wide Cybersecurity Culture

Use awareness and training to make cybersecurity part of your culture.

By Carlos Molina, Risk Management Consultant

Employees may unintentionally cause data breaches by clicking on a phishing email or inadvertently downloading a malicious document or access a link on their work computer that allows hackers access to your system.

Faced with such challenges, credit unions must make cybersecurity part of the company culture.

Consider these four essential components of a good employee-related cybersecurity plan:

  1. Awareness

To help companies safeguard data, employees must first know what the threats are. First, help them understand data classification and the difference between public and confidential data.

Then, from phishing emails to malware to social engineering, teach employees about the tools of cybercriminals’ trade. Communicate your cybersecurity efforts and encourage managers to reinforce cyber threats in their interactions with employees.

Checklists and “cheat sheets” may also help them understand the steps they can take to safeguard the organization from cybercriminals. CUNA Mutual Group’s Protection Resource Center has a variety of cyber risk and security resources available at cunamutual.com/prc (User ID/password required).

  1. Training

Surprisingly, just 68% of organizations provide data protection awareness and training programs for employees [PDF]. This can be an invaluable tool in helping employees adopt better cybersecurity practices.

Once employees have a foundational understanding of the threats, create situational or behavior-based training that improves their cyber-awareness.

Highlight scenarios that should be red flags, such as what to do if they receive an email message that invites them to click on a link. Behavior-based training can be as simple as teaching employees whom to contact to find out how to secure a new device in a “bring your own device” (BYOD) network environment.

  1. Accountability

In addition to making cybersecurity training part of the onboarding process, include continuous cybersecurity-related activities even in performance evaluations.

Performance reviews often are tied to bonus and compensation, so incorporating cybersecurity data or observed behaviors as a benchmark may compel employees to abide by the company’s best practices.

  1. Vendors

Third-party vendors are a critical part of your team, but they also pose their own risks. In fact, 59% of organizations report having had a data breach caused by a vendor. Verify that organizations with which you do business have the same threshold of cybersecurity as your credit union.

To learn more about how you can mitigate your cybersecurity risks, see our new infographic and sign up for our 3-email educational series today

CARLOS MOLINA is a risk management consultant at CUNA Mutual Group.

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Posted March 20th, 2019 No Comments
I Repeat “Only Three Things are Certain in life: Death, Taxes, and Data Breaches”

In 2015, I wrote an article about the certainties of our lives being affected by a data breach event. Similar to death and taxes, there are steps that we can take to mitigate its effects on our lives, but there is no way to fully prevent it from occurring.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 20th, 2019 No Comments
The Verisite Line of Products, by Appraisal Firewall, is a new Endorsed AVM product

The Cooperative Solutions Group (CSG) is endorsing the Verisite line of products as an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) tool for credit unions.  {Read The Full Article}

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