For credit unions, it is not just about protecting the vaultalone, it is about shielding sensitive information from determinedand increasingly innovative cybercriminals, who continuously probeexternal defenses and devices.

When it comes to external fraud threats, the size of the financial institutions does notmatter.

“Credit unions are faced with the same threat of external fraudas the regional and big banks,” Brian Reinger, workflow developerat the $8.6 billion Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union, said.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).