Board Member Gigi Hyland of National Credit Union Administration on Information Security and Privacy at Credit Unions

In the most recent’s podcast, NCUA board member Gigi Hyland shared her opinions on information security and risk management best practices for credit unions.

During her interview Hyland, shared what’s important to the NCUA in regard to information security at credit unions. Hyland, a NCUA board member since 2005, explained why written information security policies are needed and shared her view of annual review of risk assessments at credit unions as well as her ideas on access controls and need for encryption. Hyland, who prior to her NCUA board appointment spent 14 years in the credit union community, detailed why employees, front end to back end, need information security training; the approach credit unions should take on information security programs; and what it takes to manage third party services and why a due diligence review is stressed.

Hyland expresses NCUA’s view on external threats and how to best fight them, including phishing and other online scams. She also speaks to the importance of credit union board members’ charge to oversee their credit union’s information security program.

To listen to the podcast go to:Gigi Hyland Podcast .

About the Author

Linda McGlasson

Linda McGlasson

Managing Editor

Linda McGlasson is a seasoned writer and editor with 20 years of experience in writing for corporations, business publications and newspapers. She has worked in the Financial Services industry for more than 12 years. Most recently Linda headed information security awareness and training and the Computer Incident Response Team for Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), a subsidiary of the NYSE Group (NYX). As part of her role she developed infosec policy, developed new awareness testing and led the company's incident response team. In the last two years she's been involved with the Financial Services Information Sharing Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), editing its quarterly member newsletter and identifying speakers for member meetings.

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