Press Release, January 16, 2020

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Moving Beyond the ACET – Next Steps All Credit Unions Should Take to Improve Cybersecurity Posture”

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Alpharetta, Ga., January 16, 2020Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, has issued a new white paper: “Moving Beyond the ACET – Next Steps All Credit Unions Should Take to Improve Cybersecurity Posture,” now available for download on its website.

As cybersecurity attacks continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, credit unions need to be both proactive and vigilant in their approach to managing threats effectively and compliantly. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) developed the Automated Cybersecurity Examination Tool (ACET) to help credit unions assess their cybersecurity readiness. While completion of the assessment represents a crucial first step, simply completing it does not ensure that a credit union is fully prepared for a cyber event. Safe Systems’ latest white paper explains the next steps that all credit unions should take after completing the assessment to improve their cybersecurity posture and maintain regulatory compliance.

“Completing the ACET is an important starting point to help credit unions assess their cybersecurity preparedness but to truly be prepared, they must understand their strengths and weaknesses and create an action plan to effectively prevent attacks,” said Darren Bridges, president of Safe Systems. “We developed this white paper to highlight the importance of the NCUA’s assessment tool and share how credit unions can use the results to address gaps and vulnerabilities, successfully meet examiner expectations and develop a strong cybersecurity program.”

About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit or call 877.752.0550.