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CUNA Mutual announces 2012 CU protection webinar topics
MADISON, Wis. (12/16/11)--CUNA Mutual Group fidelity bond policyholders can learn about risk trends and exposures they need to prepare for next year by participating in the insurer's free Credit Union Protection 2012 Webinar Series.

"Topics provide valuable insights and recommend effective tools to reduce losses and help protect against a wide variety of risks," said Brad Mundine, CUNA Mutual Group senior manager of Credit Union Protection Risk Management. The one-hour webinars are free.

Webinar topics and their key points of discussion include:

Online Banking Fraud & FFIEC Authentication Guidance, Jan. 11. Discussion will focus on how cyber thieves compromise online banking login credentials and introduce risk-mitigation strategies including multifactor authentication for high-risk transactions and layered security controls.

Cyber Risks & The Data Breach Hot Seat, Feb. 15. Topics address will include how potential data breaches at the credit union can present significant challenges and ways to ensure the credit union is prepared with action steps involved in managing and/or responding to an incident.

Disaster Preparedness, March 28. This will discuss:

  • An overview of insuring-to-value;
  • Tips for testing your disaster preparedness plan; and
  • Quick steps your credit union should take to get on the road to recovery.

Plastic Card Fraud, May 9. Presenters will address changes that shift liability and fraud related to payment cards and the impact of these changes on credit unions, and steps the credit union should take to stay aligned with changes.

Social Media Risks, June 27. Topics of discussion include social media risks at the credit union, including privacy, policies/procedures and employee usage; and potential policies and procedures to put in place regarding usage, monitoring and response.

Directors' Risk Oversight & Liability, Aug. 15. This will discuss the extent and nature of a board's responsibilities related to risk oversight, and key items to consider when adopting a risk oversight approach.

Staying In Compliance, Sept. 19. Attendees will learn about the risk of not staying in compliance with existing and new regulations, and focus on practical implementation of several federal regulatory compliance issues and importance of maintaining a comprehensive compliance program.

Payment & Deposit Fraud, Oct. 17. Topics under discussion include check deposit fraud-fighting tools and training needed to help protect  the credit union's assets, and traditional payment/deposit fraud risks in a changing environment.

Robbery & Burglary, Nov. 14. This webinar will address:

  • Tips for identifying robbery suspects;
  • Methods for discouraging robbery at the credit union; and
  • Ways to enhance and improve credit union policies and procedures connected to the risk of robbery.
In the past 10 years, CUNA Mutual Group has delivered in excess of 120 webinars to more than 25,000 credit union professionals.

For more information, go to the Credit Union Protection Resource Center  at the link.

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