New Credit Union Security Subscription Service Leads the Way in FFIEC Security Requirements

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New service offers round the clock security monitoring from industry leader, OST.

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Financial institutions cannot afford to use a non-security expert to assess the well-being of an organization’s IT environment

IT Security industry leader OST has launched a new subscription-based security service aimed at Credit Union Security. The service offers round the clock security monitoring, quarterly reports and prevention all from the top rated security provider OST. The solutions behind Credit Union Assessments ( were designed to meet the growing demand for security following recent FFIEC requirements. “With these requirements,” says Scott Montgomery, “financial institutions cannot afford to use a non-security expert to assess the well-being of an organization’s IT environment.”

The OST Information Technology Security Assessment Process, known as the Montgomery Method, is a process that has been successfully protecting Credit Unions from IT security breaches for more than ten years. The process, developed by W. Scott Montgomery, has been used more than 700 times to help organizations understand current risks related to information technology. This Credit Union-focused assessment has been continually refined over many years resulting in the ultimate weapon for combating security threats before they arise. The assessment and evaluation highlights weak spots within a Credit Union’s network and provides ways these weak spots can be addressed. These assessments gauge the security not only of the network, but in some cases, can outline social and physical issues as well.

The site also provides insider information about the growing need for IT security. The threats populate a section almost brimming with worst case scenarios of banks who have dropped the ball on IT security. “Anonymous leaks Bank of America Private Files” and “Hactivism: Operation Robin Hood” are just a few examples listed among the threats. The site does a great job of not only outlining the threats, but the response as well. Featured is an example security assessment that provides the high-level information on what the service offers. This example assessment shows the depth and integrity at which OST conducts the assessments. also outlines the overwhelmingly positive reviews OST has garnered over the years. All reviews show 5/5 stars – and a written review as well. “Our expectations have been met with each audit,” remarks Jack Martin, Senior VP of IT/Communications, “and we highly recommend the security service to any business."

About OST
OST (Open Systems Technologies) is a $68 million company specializing in Credit Union IT Security. Since 2003, the company has logged close to 40% compounded growth in revenue and in its number of employees. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 OST was recognized in INC. magazine’s 5,000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. OST was also listed on CRN’s FastGrowth100 in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and on the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2009. To learn more visit

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