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CU Leadership Convention to Feature DefenseStorm's Cybersecurity Best Practices for Credit Unions July 31 – August 3 at The Mirage, Las Vegas

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-- DefenseStorm to deliver a half-day Cybersecurity Stress Test
Workshop and two 45-minute sessions to equip credit union leaders to
better detect and defend against cyber attacks --

Credit unions of all sizes represent unique high-value targets for cyber
criminals, and so their executives as well as technical teams need to be
prepared to detect, contain and recover from cyber attacks, which are
inevitable. That is the message DefenseStorm, which provides
cybersecurity and cybercompliance technology and expertise crafted
specifically for banking, will deliver at the CU
Leadership Convention
being held July 31 through August 1 at The
Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Many credit union and bank executives have two misconceptions: First,
they mistakenly believe they are too small or too remote to be
attractive targets for cyber criminals; second, they believe their IT
and compliance teams are solely responsible for cybersecurity and
cybercompliance," said Sean Feeney, DefenseStorm's Chief Executive
Officer.

"Part of our mission is to bust these two myths by helping credit unions
and banks of all sizes better understand cybersecurity, and by educating
executives and Boards of Directors about their roles and accountability
for Cyber Safety and Soundness," Feeney continued. "As this month's news
about the Russian cyber attacks on National Bank of Blacksburg in
Virginia underscores, you don't need to operate a global money center to
be in the crosshairs of cyber criminals. All credit union and bank
executives, legal counsel and employees need to be equipped to protect
the organization's assets, relationships and reputation," he added.

In "Cybersecurity:
New & Emerging Best Practices to Protect Your Credit Union & Your
Members,"
a workshop from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31,
DefenseStorm experts will educate credit union executives on
cybersecurity realities and trends as well as on cyber compliance
expectations of industry regulators. Attendees also will participate in
a series of simulated cyber stress tests to explore issues, risks and
options that present themselves during a cyber incident at a community
credit union. Participants will take home DefenseStorm's Cybersecurity
Stress Test Workbook, which contains materials that will help them
educate others in their credit unions about cybersecurity risks and best
practices to prepare for, defend against, respond to, and recover from a
cyber attack.

In "Cybersecurity:
How to Anticipate, Identify & Mitigate Unlimited Risks with Limited
Resources,"
a 45-minute session at both 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 1, DefenseStorm will explore ways credit unions can
cover the cybersecurity expectations of regulators and members despite
resource constraints.

The CU Leadership Convention is one of the credit union industry's
largest gatherings of director and C-level credit union leaders. The
conference features educational tracks in Marketing; Executive
Recruiting, Retention & Compensation; Technology; Lending; Human
Resources; Financial Management; and Leadership. DefenseStorm is a
featured expert in the CTO Summit track of the conference. Registration
for DefenseStorm's Cybersecurity workshop remains open online and onsite
until noon on Tuesday, July 31, while registration for the full
conference is available online and onsite through Wednesday, August 1.

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions
specifically built for banking to achieve and maintain Cyber Safety &
Soundness. The DefenseStorm GRID™ is the only co-managed, cloud-based
and compliance-automated solution of its kind, operating as a technology
system and as a service supported by experts in FI security and
compliance. It watches everything on a bank or credit union's network
and matches it to defined policies for real time, complete and proactive
cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives
accountable. FFIEC CAT and ACET requirements are built-in and automated,
as can be other frameworks and an FI's own policies, to achieve Active
Compliance™. A Threat Ready Active Compliance (TRAC) Team™ augments a
bank or credit union's internal team to protect business continuity and
skills availability while also ensuring cost-effective coverage and
management. DefenseStorm is a NAFCU Preferred Partner for cloud
cybersecurity. www.DefenseStorm.com.

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