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CUNA Mutual joins U.S. Chamber’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council

August 17, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (8/17/15)—CUNA Mutual Group has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council.

The council comprises 30 organizations from a cross-section of industries and includes Duke Energy,  Blackberry, The Boeing Company, and  and JP Morgan Chase alongside CUNA Mutual Group.

By creating a forum for businesses to have an open dialogue about what is effective, missing or needed in regard to cybersecurity policy or practices, the council will direct chamber advocacy and education efforts and serve as a key voice of industry for dialogue with policy makers.

“Our hope is through intimate involvement with the Chamber’s CLC there will be increased opportunities for CUNA Mutual to leverage our specific perspective in support of credit unions and their members as well as insurance,” said Megan Collins CUNA Mutual Group manager of -Corporate and Legislative Affairs. “We believe the CLC will enable new opportunities to reach out to policymakers and heighten our ability to direct Chamber policy for the benefit of our key interests.”

In addition to the CLC, CUNA Mutual is also involved with the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, made up of more than 200 organizations from all sectors of business. While this larger group helps determine the priorities of the U.S. Chamber, the smaller, CLC will be looked to for strategic guidance.

In addition, several CUNA Mutual executives have met previously with U.S. Chamber leadership to discuss concerns related to cybersecurity in the financial services sector.