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CUNA Hosts Ransomware Cyber Security Exercise
Posted October 04, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy

As part of our efforts around National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CUNA hosted credit unions for a hands-on ransomware cyber simulation at Credit Union House. CUNA partnered with FS-ISAC and ManTech to build an environment resembling a financial services network and facilitated a realistic, live-fire ransomware cyber-attack against a simulated financial institution. Cybersecurity is a challenge all businesses face, and an attack can be devastating. As credit unions, we're dedicated to supporting our members, and there's no better way to ensure we're serving them best than by protecting their data and access to money.

This challenge isn't something one credit union can solve on its own. It's important we collaborate as an industry through simulations and best practices to make sure we're doing all we can to protect our members. Cyber exercises are one way to practice cyber defenses.  CUNA and credit unions will participate in Cyber Storm 2020, which is national cyber excise sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. We also plan to follow-up on ransomware exercise with webinar for all members.