CUISPA General Membership is for credit union employees only.
General membership provides credit unions valuable resources and benefits through a dynamic and collaborative peer network. CUISPA has created a much-needed platform for exchanging knowledge and information among credit union IT professionals and key stakeholders. CUISPA works closely with the NCUA, the corporate credit union network, retail credit unions and vendor community to monitor threats and the development of best practices within the industry. As a CUISPA General Member you are part of this community leveraging the benefits of participation in the consortium. CUISPA encourages all credit unions to participate through member or non-member resources. Any credit union employed IT professional can attend CUISPA local chapter meetings or sign up for the CUISPA Fraud Alerts! Forum.
General Membership provides:
Direct Access to Expertise:
Whether you are evaluating new solutions, searching for policies, looking for feedback on the latest changes in regulatory requirements, or simply want to know what strategies other credit unions implment, CUISPA can be an invaluable resource. As a member you gain access to a confidential national network of credit union IT professionals, NCUA representatives and subject matter experts that can help you quickly gather impartial assistance and expertise on just about any topic. CUISPA members are open and cooperative and have provided white papers, policy templates, advice and training on many topics to help their peers. With General membership you become part of this industry-wide technology network.
Local Peer Networking:
Curious what other CUs in your area are doing about security? Join your local CUISPA chapter for engaging, confidential, group discussions on a broad range of technology topics. CUISPA facilitates local chapter meetings providing members with an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and collaborate face to face with their peers. Chapter meetings are often held over lunch and host education presentations and group discussions.
CUISPA maintains a close relationship with federal and state regulatory representatives to monitor NCUA developments in the areas of information security and risk management. Members have direct access to professional regulatory advice and assistance through CUISPA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Joe Visconti. CUISPA provides a channel for anonymously asking those difficult regulatory questions.
Education & Awareness:
Staying up-to-date with the latest threats and industry best practices is critical, yet challenging for any busy CU IT department. CUISPA facilitates a broad range of educational programs including local chapter meetings, webcasts, member forums, and conferences. Uniquely, CUISPA events are opportunities to learn what other credit union IT departments are doing (not vendor presentations).
Technology Purchasing Cooperative:
The TPC allows members to confidentially share product and vendor experiences to gain impartial advice from peers. Through CUISPA, members trade experiences with a wide range of technology solutions and vendors. The Technology Purchasing Cooperative (TPC) can save you days of research and thousands in costs through its cooperative purchasing discount program. CUISPA negotiates terms and pricing on behalf of the national membership to acquire substantial group discounts. Before you make another purchase see what the TPC can do for you. Its 100% confidential and can eliminates unwanted sales calls as a result of simple inquiries.
CUISPA is a model example of cooperation. By joining CUISPA you are participating in an organization that benefits the entire credit union industry. Through the cooperative effort of our members and their gracious contributions of knowledge, and resources, CUISPA has been able to establish early warning, fraud awareness, vendor management, and support services available for all credit unions; both members and non-members. CUISPA also provides a single voice for conversing with the NCUA, vendor community and other third parties.
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