OMNICOMMANDER, the industry leader in credit union marketing services with over 400 clients in 47 states, is introducing a free cybersecurity information session and live training program to assist credit unions in protecting their assets and members from hackers.

The NCUA released a press statement on April 22, 2021, alerting federally insured credit unions and financial services of rising cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Ransomware, malware, and phishing cyberattacks, denial of service, ATM skimming, identity theft, pandemic-themed attacks, and supply chain attacks are among the most common dangers to credit unions.

Eric Isham, Founder & CEO of OMNICOMMANDER said, “It was at the beginning of the pandemic that I really started to take notice of all the ransomware, security breaches, and cybersecurity issues happening in the world. As a partner to over 400 credit unions, I wanted to help our clients protect themselves from cyber-attacks, so I decided to invest into building a smart cybersecurity solution that small, mid-sized, and even larger credit unions could implement throughout their organizations.”

Human error is said to be the cause of 95% of cybersecurity breaches, according to industry research. Credit union executives will learn critical checkpoints to properly protect their assets and members from cyber threats caused by human mistakes during OMNICOMMANDER’s one-hour cybersecurity training.

Elliott Franklin, OMNICOMMANDER’s Chief Information Security Officer, will host the live training and convey the information in a straightforward manner. Franklin has designed and maintained international, multi-million-dollar security program for firms ranging from 250 to over 20,000 people for over 20 years.

“I’m excited to offer this cybersecurity training to credit unions. Not only does it fulfill the National Credit Union Administration requirements for the Rules and Regulations of Part 748, but it could help protect the assets of thousands of credit union members. After the live training, each attendee will receive a digital certificate of completion that is good for one year,” said Franklin.

On July 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. (CT), the first cybersecurity information session and live training will be delivered through Zoom. The program is intended to assist credit union staff in identifying and evaluating risks to their IT infrastructure, as well as developing plans to reduce such risks so that member data and information is protected.