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Clarissa Martin, Research and Information Consultant for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

CLOUD COMPUTING: RISKS TO CONSIDER
updated 10/22/13 07:09 AM
Complete Your Due Diligence
What is "cloud computing," and what are the potential risks for your credit union?

Cloud computing is defined as hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that are combined to deliver requested computer services. It is a migration from owned resources to shared resources in which client-users receive information technology services on demand from third-party service providers via the Internet "cloud."

It's important for credit unions to complete their due diligence, look at the several models offered, and consider the potential risks. Credit unions should continually assess the following:

  • Data classification
  • Data segregation
  • Recoverability
  • Vendor management
  • Audits
  • Information security
  • Legal, regulatory, and reputational considerations
  • business continuity planning

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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.