Risk Assessment Center

Share with Your Partners!

Have you developed a risk assessment format that you believe works well and satisfies the NCUA requirements?
Share your format with your CUSO partners! Submit a copy of your risk assessment
or the template you used (clean it up to remove any details you’d rather keep private, of course) to dmoore@cuanswers.com and
we’ll make sure it is posted here for others to learn from.

This website is designed to assist credit unions in completing their Internet Banking risk assessment as required by the “Guidance on Authentication in Internet Banking Environment” (NCUA letter 05-CU-18). You’ll find technical information and business considerations related to It’s Me 247 Online Banking and other internet based services. This page also includes links to additional resources that can help you in your own risk assessment process.

We hope you will find what you need here – please let us know if you have anything you’d like to contribute to make the site more helpful for you and your partners!


CU*Answers receives a large number of cybersecurity due diligence requests from our clients. Although we have a vast library of resources, accessing all of this information – especially if there is an examiner in the room – can be challenging for credit union staff. With the need to revise or publish a significant amount of cybersecurity due diligence information, CU*Answers is publishing SecuriKey, Your Key to Cybersecurity.

Each SecuriKey document will have the following features:

  • Quick Reference Guide (intended to be something a client can provide to examiners)
  • Summary of Features of the Service
  • Detailed Risk Assessment Tools
  • Ways for the credit union to engage with our teams (e.g. MOP has information for AuditLink for credit unions concerned with the Patriot Act)

CU*Answers is interested in any feedback your teams may have. In addition, CU*Answers is interested in any other internet-based software or services our clients would want us to add to the SecuriKey library.

SecuriKey Documents

Online and Mobile Banking

MOP – Membership Opening Process

MACO – Multi-Authentication Convenience Options

SecuriKey Forms

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Additional Tools To Complete Your Risk Assessment

CU*BASE and the FFIEC Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment
Adobe PDF Format
Completing your Credit Union’s Internet Banking Risk Assessment
Adobe PDF Format
Microsoft Word Format
It’s Me 247 Online Banking Risk Assessment: Product Feature Matrix
Adobe PDF Format
Microsoft Word Format
Strategies for Controlling Member Access to It’s Me 247 Online Banking
Adobe PDF Format

Other Resources


PIBThe following information is all PIB specific.

Introducing PIB: A Personal Internet Branch for Credit Union Members
(PowerPoint presentation used during the 2006 Annual Leadership Conference)
Adobe PDF Format
Microsoft PowerPoint Format
Presenting Your Personal Internet Branch (Sample marketing piece: tri-fold brochure)
Adobe PDF Format
Understanding the PIB SystemUser manual and rollout instruction documents.
PIB Configuration/User Guide
Implementing PIB: Rollout Strategies A to Z
Sample PIB Badge:
June 21, 2018

Check Out the ORD University Courses for April!

Check Out the ORD University Courses for April!

Each month, CU*Answers University hosts FREE web conferences and in-person events that highlight the many products and services our CUSO offers.  During the month of April, we will be hosting a set of webinars relating to the Organizational Resource Development Team.  Take a look at the courses we have coming up! Thursday, April 4 3:00… Read more »

Mar 20, 2019

Join the Mobile Technologies Group for an Update on Current and Upcoming Products

Join the Mobile Technologies Group for an Update on Current and Upcoming Products

It’s time for a quarterly update on the latest developments from the Mobile Technologies Group (MTG)!  Follow the link below to join us for this event, where you can learn more about: Recently-released products from the MTG Projects that are currently being worked on, including prototypes for new products How your credit union can get… Read more »

Mar 19, 2019

The 19.03 Imaging Solutions Release is Coming Soon!

The 19.03 Imaging Solutions Release is Coming Soon!

Online and Enhanced Online Vault Clients: mark your calendars for March 18, when you will receive the 19.03 Imaging Solutions Release. Release Managed Clients: we will be reaching out in the coming days to schedule your upgrade. Read the Imaging Solutions Release Summary   If you have any questions, please email us at imaging@cuanswers.com.

Mar 14, 2019