The great paradox of cybercrime is that credit unions'biggest vulnerability isn't their technology, it's the people whouse it.

“It's low-tech. It's human error; people sending PII or SII.Folks are not breaking into the 256-bit encryption. They'recounting on human beings to not be aware [of risks] and to makemistakes,” according to Tom Embrogno, chief information securityofficer at Docupace.

That means simple steps can be very effective againstcyberattacks. Encrypting the devices employees use, and encouragingclients to do the same, is advisors' first step to secure theircredit union.

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