BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama Credit Union League will immediately begin providing a new Security Breach Response program to 81 of its participating member credit unions. The program will come at no cost to the CUs.
Through a partnership with Identity Theft 911, a provider of identity theft resolution and educational services, the solution will address all aspects of identity theft and security breaches. The turnkey Incident Response Plan, an aspect of the service, helps the affected credit union manage situations that might be construed as a security breach of personal information. It is designed to minimize the negative impact of a breach on customers, employees, and other affected parties through pre-planned rapid response and communications.
"The growing prominence and increasing threat of security breaches in this country has major consequences on the ability of organizations, such as credit unions to conduct business effectively and maintain the trust of their members," said Gary Wolter, president/CEO of the Alabama Credit Union League. "This comprehensive program gives our participating member credit unions peace of mind and offers them an effective response mechanism should they have the misfortune to experience a security breach."
The Alabama Credit Union League represents 154 credit unions and their 1.6 million members.