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With Founders, your money’s safety, your identity and your financial security is always a top priority. We have resources working around the clock to ensure your information is safe and secure.
Education and Experience
Bob Bender is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in business administration. Prior to Founders, Bob served as a Data Center Operations representative for Fiserv.
Since joining Founders, he has served as Data Center Manager, Senior Vice President - Information Technology. He is currently Founders’ Chief Technology Officer.
Professional and Community Service
Bob is Chief Technology Officer for Founders Federal Credit Union and is responsible for overall information technology direction, strategically implementing next generation solutions and applying visionary leadership as part of the Executive Management team driving long-term strategic goals. He started his career in the computer industry as a controller for a petroleum company. His career with credit unions began when he started working for Fiserv after graduating from Oregon State University. Bob co-developed the OPAlert System in the late 1990s to improve systems information notification used by data center managers and computer operators. Bob joined Founders Federal Credit Union and currently manages the Information Technology daily operations. The credit union now serves branches in North and South Carolina.
Achieving certification in Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Cybersecurity Audit Certified (CAC), Bob teaches cybersecurity and system integrity strategies to financial institutions. He also promotes cybersecurity training programs for Board Members, Executive teams and employees through education and additional publishing of articles for members through blogs, newspaper articles and credit union publications. Bob assists Cryptyk Inc. as an Advisory Board Fintech Specialist where he focuses on the blockchain hybrid decentralized data processing architecture integration design. This consists of delivering governance, risk, and compliance architecture for financial institution cybersecurity resilience business strategies.
Bob is currently appointed as a Board Member for the National Credit Union – Information Sharing Analysis Organization where he promotes credit union cybersecurity collaboration standards and direction.
Security Resource Center
There are many legitimate sources for security information and trending topics.
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
US-CERT serves as a national hub for cyber and communications information, technical expertise and operational integration. Their mission is to reduce the Nation’s risk of systemic cybersecurity and communications challenges.
- Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation from the many threats we face. With honor and integrity, they safeguard the American people, our homeland and our values. Duties are wide-ranging, and their goal is keeping America safe.
- FBI Cyber Crime
The FBI is the lead federal agency for protecting the United States of America’s critical infrastructure by investigating criminal cyber-attacks, overseas adversaries and terrorists.
- FDIC Cybersecurity Protection
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial systems.
- FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protections protects consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
- Kreb’s on Security
This site has authored more than 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog!