Every financial institution today should have a website for consumers to view products and services and learn about their brand. Of the many things a website should be - informative, easy to navigate, carefully designed - the No. 1 priority should be security.
It's a credit union's responsibility to ensure its members' personal and financial information is secure at all times. But one vulnerability that's notoriously difficult to control is how your members behave online.
Data breaches are not something any credit union leader should take lightly. When your members' information is at stake, it's important to make sure you're taking every possible measure to make sure hackers stay out.
Hackers are a very real threat to any consumer. They have the knowledge to infiltrate systems and steal information and money from complete strangers. Security professionals have the resources to keep hackers out, but these criminals are intelligent. When an update comes through, they are the first to begin figuring it out and finding ways to get around it.
Consumer security is a top priority for financial institutions across America. At a time when emerging technologies allow consumers to make purchases in any number of ways, having confidence that transactions are being made securely without any information being shared is important.