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CU System briefs (02/25/2011)
* MADISON, Wis. (2/28/11)--Scott Sysol, CUNA Mutual Group chief information security officer and vice president of information technology, has been named the 2011 Chief Security Officer of the Year by SC Magazine. The publication's awards recognize security's key contributors and outstanding products. It recognized Sysol's efforts in leading CUNA Mutual's end-to-end data protection project, which involves meeting or getting ahead of compliance mandates, while simultaneously addressing internal security policies and privacy concerns. Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief of SC Magazine, noted that "corporate executives view Scott as a leader who tempers serious security needs with what is best for the business, given current circumstances. At the end of the day, it's about protecting sensitive information." Information technology security vendor companies nominate entries for the awards … * POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (2/28/11)--Hudson Valley FCU (HVFCU) was named one of the 23 large sized Best Companies to Work for in New York for 2011 by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and the Best Companies Group, an independent company managing the Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels in the U.S. The Poughkeepsie-based HVFCU will be recognized at an awards dinner May 5. Companies were evaluated on their workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics … * LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. (2/28/11)--Michigan First CU is searching for a Gen Y spokester for its new Young & Free Michigan program. The spokester will connect with young people through social media networks, local events and more, and develop entertaining educational content, tips and tools to help Generation Yers manage their lives and finances. Applicants must submit a 60-second YouTube video and write a blog post that demonstrates their writing, editing and creative skills by April 4. Three finalists will be selected,and the winner will be selected in an online vote. The winner will become an employee of the credit union for one year, receiving a salary of $30,000 and perks such as a smart phone, Apple laptop and digital video camera. The Lathrup Village-based credit union is the only credit union in Michigan offering the program …


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