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Does disaster recovery keep you up at night? Maybe it should.

first_imgThere are multiple ways to go on the offensive against cybercriminals. Creating firewalls and installing antivirus software aren’t the only solutions to protecting your credit union data. There are also system failures and outages that can pose significant threats.  Without a solid disaster recovery plan in place, it becomes survival of the fittest.  Those that can withstand the blow and recover fastest have the greatest odds of long-term survival.“Hoping for the best, planning for the worst,” is how cybersecurity consultants live day-to-day, said Hold Security in an article by the Credit Union Times. Another day, another story of hacking to serve as a reminder to take cybersecurity and disaster recovery seriously. Security firms are always on constant alert and hoping that businesses of all sizes in all industries are taking security measures seriously.  And businesses today aren’t as surprised by news such as the latest theft of 272 million email accounts and passwords.In short, this most recent incident revealed a Russian hacker obtained login credentials from Russia’s most popular email service (, but the list also included tens of millions of accounts from three U.S. email providers (Yahoo, Microsoft and Gmail).This latest episode was first spotted by cybersecurity firm Hold Security. The young Russian hacker was advertising 272 million user records for email accounts on a dark web forum, offering the stolen credentials for sale for less than $1, according to media reports. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Focus on life moments and life stages

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Todd Clark addresses attendees during CO-OP Think20 Virtual. (CUNA photo)center_img The uncertainty surrounding daily life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shows that how credit unions address members’ day-to-day needs is  just as—or more—important than the products and services they offer to assist with major life moments.“How do you think about the member’s life journey?” says Todd Clark, president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, a CUNA associate business member at the elite level. “We tend to only think of certain milestones, but between those milestones there are many moments where we can engage with members. Credit unions must capture the everyday engagement.”During CO-OP Think20 Virtual, Clark spoke about the need to build relationships with members that focus not only on moments associated with life stages—such as mortgages, vehicle loans, or student loans—but also those moments associated with a member’s lifestyle—the everyday moments where members need their financial institution.During COVID-19, Clark says credit unions have seen declines in traditional loans—vehicle loans, mortgages, student loans—as members opt to save  instead of borrowing. At the same time, some members have more immediate needs, such as finding emergency sources of funds to meet basic needs due to loss of income from the pandemic.last_img read more

‘No concrete plan’ | Duterte late-night report hit for lack of details

first_imgSen. Risa Hontiveros said the President“should act with a sense of urgency” following the stimulus law that gave himspecial powers to address the contagion. Gabriela Women’s Partylist echoedHontiveros’ concerns, saying it was better if Duterte mentioned the names offallen health workers instead of “oligarchs and corporation who are justsharing crumbs from their profit.” In his televised public address late Monday night, more than seven hours past the 4 p.m. tentative schedule, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government has set aside P200 billion for those affected by the enhanced community quarantine. ABS-CBN NEWS “After almost eight hours of delay, thepublic was presented with neither a sound assessment nor a concrete plan toaddress the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 crisis,” Hontiveros said in astatement. The country’s hospitals continue tosuffer from a lack of PPEs as the supply of medical equipment plungedworldwide, while at least 12 doctors have died fighting in the frontlinesagainst the respiratory illness. (ABS-CBNNews) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s televisedreport released late Monday was “lacking” in details on mass testing andfinancial aid for Filipinos reeling from the effect of the coronavirus pandemic,a senator said Tuesday. “What are the steps being taken by thegovernment to enhance our capacity for mass testing? How do we ensure thatthere are enough personal protective equipment [PPE] in every hospital? How dowe get the cash assistance to the most vulnerable as soon as possible? So far,the President provided no clear answers to these questions. It is alarming.” “How could the President miss this verycritical lens at this crucial time? Bakitsasabihing swerte sila sa kanilang pagkamatay gayong dapat na manatili silangbuhay nang makapagpatuloy sa paglilingkod sa bayan?” it added. “It is very inappropriate for Duterte toromanticize the death of our health workers under current circumstances as somestroke of luck. In fact he should be alarmed: We are losing those who aresupposed to save lives,” it said.last_img read more

Stanford is outstanding at Pahrump’s Stormin’ Mormon

first_img“There were some yellows at the right time so the leaders didn’t get away from me,” he added.  PAHRUMP, Nev. (March 2) – February starts in Arizona helped put California IMCA Modified driver Alex Stanford in victory lane in Nevada. Kollin Hibdon led early from the pole before the sixth starting Dotson took over up front on lap six. Marriott, coming off the midweek victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, charged into contention late in the contest. Stanford, however, pulled away following a restart with five laps to go, sticking to the dominant lower line to win ahead of Marriott, Dotson, Travis Peery and Randy Thornell. The checkers, Stanford’s first of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, came after four Arizona Modified Tour starts. Stanford topped Saturday’s Stormin’ Mormon special at Pahrump Valley Speedway, passing Ethan Dotson for the lead 30 circuits into the 40 lapper and then holding Hunter Marriott at bay for the $2,000 checkers. center_img Alex Stanford banked $2,000 by winning the IMCA Modified feature at Pahrump Valley Speedway’s Stormin’ Mormon special. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) “We definitely learned a lot there this year and got the car working really good,” said Stanford, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “It’s always nice to go to Arizona, get dialed in and get everything working the way I want it to.” “I was able to pick cars off one at a time after the field started to spread out,” said Stanford, who had started seventh. “There were a couple cars I went around but the bottom was the place to be. I just concentrated on hitting my marks and got them one at a time.”  Feature results – 1. Alex Stanford; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Travis Peery; 5. Randy Thornell; 6. Austin Kiefer; 7. James Thibodeaux; 8. Blake Thornell; 9. Joey Price; 10. Kollin Hibdon; 11. D.J. Shannon; 12. Donald Riley; 13. Jon Mitchell; 14. Cody Laney; 15. Clifton King; 16. Mike Wells; 17. Clint Reichenbach; 18. Bryan Wulfenstein; 19. Josh Stringer; 20. Shaun Moore.last_img read more