Cyberattacks in the last 18 to 24 months have taken a decidedly more global turn. No longer the shadowy work of lone hackers operating out of a dark basement, today’s largest, most concentrated attacks appear to originate from – and target – sovereign nations, and are aimed at crucial services as well as financial institutions. Because these more sophisticated attacks are aimed at online and mobile banking applications, your organization must continue to incorporate innovative solutions. If the hackers have evolved and grown more complex, so, too, must your cyber defenses. With today’s consumers hyper-alert to security breaches with every headline, can you afford to put your brand at risk? While the “too large to fail” financial institutions can weather a digital attack, smaller, local credit unions could be wiped out by a large cybersecurity breach. And since today, a member’s mobile phone could be seen as a softer attack vector than an institutional system, it is more important than ever for credit unions to keep their members safe through all their touchpoints.

For the past decade, increasing security defenses meant adding more layers to an organization’s core system, increasing the bulk and complexity of IT infrastructure, almost to the point where even IT staff couldn’t get in. Add to that the time-consuming process of securing required approvals and signoffs to add new equipment, and it may be months before a new layer of security could be deployed, and that could be too late.

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