At some point you’ve made good progress to ensure that your credit union is sufficiently protected from data loss. But with the rapid advancement of hacking techniques and the increasing threat to all types of financial organizations how can you be certain that the protection you’ve put in place isn’t woefully out of date?

In order to assess your data protection capabilities, you first need to determine if you can answer basic questions about data. Can you answer, for any data set, “who has access to it, who is accessing it, who should have access to it, who owns it, when was the last time access was reviewed, which data is critical, and which, if any, critical data is overexposed?” Each question you can’t answer represents an opportunity to improve your security.

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