TruStone Financial Wins Second Consecutive CSO50 Award

PLYMOUTH, MN--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union has been named a 2015 CSO50 Award winner for the second consecutive year. International Data Group's CSO Magazine bestows this honor upon a select group of organizations that have demonstrated security initiatives with outstanding business value and thought leadership.

"We are extremely pleased to be selected as a recipient of a second CSO award," said TruStone Financial's Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bosiacki. "This award is a testament to the member-focused vision and pioneering spirit of our credit union."

TruStone Financial's award-winning entry detailed the implementation of its new integrated deposit image capture solutions. While many financial institutions offer similar depositing features, relatively few systems provide the account holder with a full range of image-based research functions to manage their accounts. With the integrated system, credit union members are able to view actual images of deposited items as well as withdrawals being applied to their accounts -- regardless of where or how the items are deposited.

"Our goal is to deliver the latest in technology to our members while providing the highest levels of security. We've taken the extra steps to mitigate risks by enabling account holders to directly monitor all current activity on their accounts," said Bob Thompson, Senior Vice President, Information Technology.

TruStone Financial was also named a 2014 honoree for its business continuity solution: Enterprise Continuity Architecture(SM). The disaster recovery solution provides full-scale remote data center recoverability of all systems within minutes. "TruStone Financial is a forward-thinking organization. We aggressively seek technological advancements aligned with our member's expectations," said Bosiacki. "We utilize ideas, platforms and structures that are second-to-none in the financial industry."

"For the third year in a row, outstanding organizations demonstrating innovation, creativity and understanding of business value in security were chosen from a large pool of submissions," said Joan Goodchild, editor, CSO. "We congratulate this year's CSO50 winners and applaud them for setting the bar high for security's role in providing value and ROI in business."

The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. Honorees include Adobe, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., and more. TruStone Financial is among a small group of two-time winners. 

TruStone Financial will accept its award at the CSO50 Security Confab + Awards conference held February, 2015.

About TruStone Financial
TruStone Financial is one of the fastest growing credit unions in the Midwest with assets in excess of $968 million and more than 86,000 members worldwide. There are 11 branches across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The credit union is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. More information can be found at

About CSO
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading "business risk management" efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO's award-winning Web site (, executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations' employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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