BRIEFLY:  Hood named to NeighborWorks America board; Agencies told to install Microsoft Exchange patch; Job opening in WA; Follow NASCUS now on Facebook!

(March 5, 2021) NCUA’s Rodney Hood was named the agency’s representative on the board of NeighborWorks America, a public-private organization that promotes affordable housing and community development, NCUA Chairman Todd Harper said this week. The group’s board consists of representatives of financial regulatory agencies and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and includes (in addition to Hood): Martin Gruenberg, member of the FDIC Board, serving as NeighborWorks’ board chair; Michelle W. Bowman, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, serving as vice chair; Grovetta Gardineer, senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy at the (OCC) … Federal civilian agencies were advised this week to install a patch for Microsoft Exchange for on-premises products – or disconnect those products until they do update with the patch. The “emergency directive” issued by the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said the directive was issued in response to observed active exploitation of these products using previously unknown vulnerabilities. The directive also requires agencies to collect forensic images (if they are currently able to do so), and requires agencies to search for known indicators of compromise after patching; if indicators are found, they agencies are advised, they should contact CISA to begin incident response activities … The State of Washington, Dept. of Financial Institutions, is inviting applications for the position of program manager, chief of specialty examinations; see the NASCUS “state job opportunities” page (link below) for more details … NASCUS now has its own Facebook page, an effort undertaken by NASCUS Senior Director of Communications and Marketing Amanda Tuckey to expand the association’s reach. “We’re welcoming everyone to follow our page for daily NASCUS/industry news,” Tuckey said.


Chairman Harper Appoints Hood to NeighborWorks America Board of Directors

CISA issues emergency directive requiring federal agencies to patch critical vulnerability

NASCUS state job opportunities (WA program manager, chief of specialty exams)

NASCUS Facebook page (