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!


SecuriKey

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.
SecuriKey

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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Other Resources

PIB

PIB
Understanding the PIB SystemUser manual and rollout instruction documents.
PIB Configuration/User Guide
Implementing PIB: Rollout Strategies A to Z
Updated
June 25, 2020

Lender*VP Presents: Gateway to the Outside World, Part 2 – Ready to Book Lenders

Lender*VP Presents: Gateway to the Outside World, Part 2 – Ready to Book Lenders

Join Lender*VP for Gateway to the Outside World, a web conference designed to introduce CU*Answers Lender*VP Gateway to credit unions utilizing CU*BASE.  During this web conference, participants will review the work CU*Answers has done to assist credit unions in making third party integrations a part of their lending strategy.  This second session will also discuss… Read more »

Feb 8, 2021

Presenting the Brute Force BIN Attack Checklist from AuditLink and SettleMINT

Presenting the Brute Force BIN Attack Checklist from AuditLink and SettleMINT

On Presidents’ Day 2020 and during the weeks that followed, several CU*Answers clients experienced brute force attacks on their ATM, debit and/or credit card BINs.  The losses suffered were, in some cases, up to six digits.  This prompted Jim Vilker, VP of Professional Services and Heather French, VP of Client Interactions take a deep dive… Read more »

Feb 8, 2021

Time to Review Tracker Configurations; Tracker Purges Begin in March!

Time to Review Tracker Configurations; Tracker Purges Begin in March!

ATTENTION ONLINE CREDIT UNIONS Automated tracker purges have arrived (again)! Last year’s automated tracker purge routine was re-worked and rescheduled, and will now begin March 1, 2021. What is Happening? We will manually purge all tracker conversations that are outside of individual CU-configured retention periods throughout March, based on tracker volume. Then,  in April we… Read more »

Feb 5, 2021

The Next HA Rollover is Coming March 7th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

The Next HA Rollover is Coming March 7th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

Twice each year, CU*Answers tests our ability to redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our production data center to our high-availability (HA) data center.  The next HA rollover is scheduled for Sunday, March 7th. Instead of the typical one-week rollover, this rollover will occur over a three week period as we perform system maintenance on PROD.  The… Read more »

Feb 5, 2021

FREE! CU*Answers Recovery Test Reports Available to Your Credit Union

FREE! CU*Answers Recovery Test Reports Available to Your Credit Union

At CU*Answers, we take Business Continuity and Information Security very seriously.  We’ve invested in technologies such as high availability and redundant data communications, which allow us to minimize downtime.  We test the technology and recover procedures regularly, including live, high-availability rollover events at our secondary data center. Digital copies of our Recover Test results are… Read more »

Feb 3, 2021

January Owner’s View Monthly Recap

January Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the January 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! January 2021 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

Feb 2, 2021