Old Face Goes High Tech in Security Education Effort
An old face gets a new look in Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union's new education effort aimed at helping credit unions tighten their computer security defenses.
The 1,500-member Texas corporate is drawing on the image of founding father Benjamin Franklin and the wit and wisdom of its own information technology staff to provide such "Benny-isms" as "If something looks fishy, someone's probably phishing" and "Keep on your guard, or computing becomes hard."
A webinar, meanwhile, is set for June 9 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, open to all credit unions, geared toward IT security, audit and compliance staff and is being presented by Southwest Corporate security partner Digital Defense Inc.
Titled "Securing Your Credit Union's Workstations," the webinar will be led by Digital Defense Chief Compliance Officer Tom DeSot and will cover such topics as preventing breaches by managing administrative rights; blocking malware, spyware and viruses; maximizing protection through firewalls; and establishing a process for effective operating system and software patch management.
Credit unions can select from a list of Benny-isms to create customizable posters to hang in their offices. To view and download the posters, or to register for Southwest Corporate's upcoming security awareness webinar, please visit www.swcorp.org.