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Iowa league urges participation in security summit
DES MOINES, Iowa (8/15/14)--The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) is encouraging its member credit unions and their members to attend a free, two-hour session designed to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.
 
"Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life," which  is part of a campaign hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Scheman Building on Iowa State University's campus in Ames, Iowa.
 
"Credit unions are not immune to the cybersecurity threat," said Patrick Jury, ICUL president/CEO. "In fact, half of all targeted cyberattacks are aimed at businesses with fewer than 2,500 employees. Our member credit unions can benefit from understanding how to talk with their members about steps they can take to protect their financial, social and other connected accounts."
 
The "Two-Steps Ahead" campaign advocates for two-factor authentication, a security tool that uses multiple verification techniques to prove that the person attempting to log onto an account is really them.
 
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and ISU President Steven Leath will open the event. The morning will also feature a hands-on demonstration showing attendees how to step up their security on sites like Google, Facebook and LinkedIn.
 
Also among the participants is Karen Postma, assistant vice president of fraud operations and asset management for payments processor TMG. Postma will take part in a panel discussion that will include experts from the Federal Trade Commission, ISU and the Better Business Bureau.


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