White Paper

The Human Firewall: How Your People Protect Your Systems and Data – One Page Summary

By CUNA Councils

posted 09.09.2019 (tech)

This is a one page summary of the full white paper.

The threat of cyberattacks continues to increase, so credit unions must make security a top priority. Fortunately, technology such as antivirus solutions, firewalls, filters, and AI-enabled cybersecurity tools can identify and mitigate most threats. However, it only takes one crack to lead to a systemwide data breach, so criminals are seeking the path of least resistance: human vulnerabilities. Many recent high profile cyberattacks have occurred because of a lack of awareness, human error, or weak security practices. Phishing, the act of posing as a trusted source to gain access to sensitive information, accounts for approximately 90 percent of all data breaches. In this environment, credit unions must raise awareness among their employees with training, continuing education, testing, and security-conscious policies.

This white paper examines:

  • What is the threat landscape and what are the risks credit unions face?
  • How can technology mitigate part of the risk?
  • How do criminals exploit human vulnerabilities?
  • How can credit unions create a human firewall to reduce the risk of attack?
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