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.
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.
Is the NCUA’s comment period just a dog and pony show? Vic Pantea might think so. He recaps the NCUA’s December board meeting and the approval of a budget that didn’t factor in complaints from the industry.
Are today’s credit union thought leaders helping or hurting the industry they hope to inspire? Randy Karnes addresses the risk of piling on expectations and best practices on credit unions, and the anxiety it might be creating.
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!
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.
CU*Answers technical and compliance experts Dave Wordhouse and Patrick Sickels recently attended the RSA Conference to learn about the biggest cybersecurity threats facing credit unions today. In this first of a series, they take a look at the big business that is cybercrime, and the individuals responsible for some of the biggest cyber breaches.