PODCAST: Top cybersecurity threats

first_img Cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for credit unions and all businesses. And the coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to change that.Ransomware, email phishing attacks, and other threats remain at all-time high levels as criminal organizations use the internet to profit though illegal activity.Also, the rise of remote work arrangements continues to stress credit union networks and information technology departments.This episode of the CUNA News Podcast, sponsored by Cipher Security LLC, features Scott Croskey, the company’s global chief security officer. He addresses the top cybersecurity issues facing credit unions and how managed security service providers can augment credit union security programs. Scott Croskey continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pork industry asks legislature for funding to prep for animal diseases

first_imgDES MOINES — To best prepare for outbreaks of any foreign animal diseases, the Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture in asking state lawmakers for money.Drew Mogler, the association’s public policy director, says funding is needed to help the ag department prepare for diseases like foot and mouth disease or African swine fever.“They’ve ramped up some funding efforts for activities,” Mogler says, “and this year, again, we’re supporting them for another half-a-million dollars, for some of those activities as they continue to build up their planning and preparedness efforts alongside the industry.”He notes that’s the primary state agency for battling any foreign animal diseases, should they reach Iowa.“The department of ag plays a pretty critical role in movement of animals and permitting,” Mogler says. “It’s important that they have the resources at their disposal to be able to make sure that continuity of business for producers and they have certainty as we respond to an incident like that.”Mogler says Iowa lawmakers are wrapping up their talks on policy bills after the recent “funnel” deadline.“Now, they’re turning to appropriations and putting budgets together,” Mogler says. “It’s one of those things that we’re pretty confident that we’ll be able to get some of that money but continue to remind legislators of the importance of proper planning and preparedness in the state.”Mogler says while neither foot and mouth disease or African swine fever has shown up in the United States, it’s critical officials are vigilant with protection efforts against any possible outbreaks.last_img read more