MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (9/28/15)--The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) debuted its new videoconference network Thursday with credit union professionals from locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island participating in a real-time discussion about the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) new Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
Patrick Truett, information systems officer with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), presented information addressing the steps NCUA and the FFIEC are taking to shore up existing vulnerabilities and thwart the latest tactics of hackers exploiting financial institutions and their member/customers. NCUA is a member of the FFIEC.
The presentation was the first to allow CCUA’s member credit unions in the three states to gather for the simultaneous educational discourse hosted by CCUA.
“By tapping today’s technology, we are making it much more convenient and efficient for our members to engage with us and one another,” said Paul Gentile, CCUA president/CEO. “Through videoconferencing, we have broken down the walls of our conference rooms and electronically bridged long distances, bringing us closer to our members by giving them easier access to our educational and professional development programs.”
Locations at the America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H., and Navigant CU in Smithfield, R.I., were outfitted with a Polycom videoconferencing kiosk linked to CCUA’s kiosk in Marlborough, Mass. The network, based on Cisco’s Telepresence platform, ties all three locations together in real time, via interactive high-definition video and audio.