Get ahead of your data and gain more from the cloud

first_img 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are perpetually faced with balancing regulatory requirements, remaining efficient to protect revenue, and satisfying growing consumer demands safely. Working every day with financial institution decision makers, I’ve seen this challenge force credit unions to make difficult, compromised and, often, delayed strategic technology decisions. Meanwhile, CUs’ competition is heating up, making the pressure to prioritize even greater. To respond adequately, credit unions need a data security strategy that is compliant, available 24/7, and meets business continuity objectives, while also responding rapidly and securely to member needs.First, examine your physical and information security measures. Data security involves much more than firewalls and antivirus programs to keep your institution and customers or members protected. Ask yourself, “Do I have the physical safeguards in place to keep my data protected from human and natural incursions?” Your security protocols checklist should include these safeguards: biometric scanning and a PIN for internal system entry; 24/7 recorded, onsite video surveillance; photo ID and security escort for all users; cages and locks for internal equipment; and a photo ID key card badge for employee access. continue reading »last_img read more