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PRELIMINARY COST TALLIED FOR CA, NV
updated 01/22/14 01:28 PM
Target Breach Impact on CUs
More than 552,000 debit and credit card accounts at California and Nevada credit unions were affected by the Target stores security breach between late November and mid-December, representing $2.8 million in card reissuance and other costs so far, according to preliminary results released today by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

Those costs most likely don’t include potential fraud losses, which could be substantial, CUNA’s survey-result analysis states.

In California, 460,000 debit cards and 75,000 credit cards were impacted. In Nevada, 16,000 debit cards and 1,600 credit cards were affected. The average cost per card is $5.10.

Nationwide, credit unions have so far incurred a nearly $30 million hit—a number expected to rise in the coming weeks as more credit unions report their costs and resulting fraud losses.

The CUNA survey asked credit unions impacted by the Target data breach to outline the costs and burdens they have seen as a result. The breach resulted in the theft of 40 million debit and credit cards across the nation, and encrypted PIN data, as well as the names, mail and email addresses, and phone numbers of up to 70 million individuals.

The survey data will help inform credit union leaders’ conversations with lawmakers, regulators, the media, and others. There is no deadline for credit unions to respond to the survey, and credit unions that have not yet responded are encouraged to do so.

Click here to take the survey.

Credit unions that have responded can also update their totals if new costs are incurred.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.