Mitigating Brute Force BIN Attacks

Mitigating Brute Force BIN Attacks

What can credit unions do to prevent or mitigate losses from brute force BIN attacks? Audit and compliance expert Jim Vilker and EFT expert Heather French explain what a brute force BIN attack is and what credit unions can do to limit the damage.

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The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

Due to recent high profile embezzlement cases, Jim Vilker argues that what the industry really needs is to slow down, check all the boxes, and get back to the basics of internal auditing.

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Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

With COVID-19 altering the country every day, credit unions are being required to make significant decisions and changes with little notice. Jim Vilker lends some guidance on how to prepare your credit union for any eventual justification that may be required once things return to the norm.

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The Advantage of Building With Instead of For

The Advantage of Building With Instead of For

Need customer buy in when designing a new product or service? Jim Vilker examines the difference between simply building for your clients versus making them active participants in the creation of the services they will be using.

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Internal Controls 101 – Protecting Your Credit Union

Internal Controls 101 – Protecting Your Credit Union

With the prominent case of the embezzlement of $40 million at CBS Employees Credit Union still in the news, AuditLink’s Jim Vilker gets back to the basics of how credit unions can prevent this from happening at their own institutions. Welcome to Internal Controls 101!

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Clear Your Mind and Your Risk Assessments Will Follow

Clear Your Mind and Your Risk Assessments Will Follow

Risk management isn’t as easy as buying a solution. In this CUSO Magazine exclusive, Jim Vilker and Patrick Sickels detail the three steps needed to set up an effective risk management system at your credit union.

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Going Back to the Basics to Prevent Embezzlement

Going Back to the Basics to Prevent Embezzlement

A recent high profile embezzlement case has the credit union industry wondering how this could happen. Jim Vilker dives into it and credits part of the failure with a lack of basic oversight and best practices. What could credit unions change now to prevent the preventable?

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