Straight to The Point: 20, 2017

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Good morning. House members will continue their district work period today. The Senate adjourned until Monday. Here is what’s happening this morning:

star3 In the wake of new developments surrounding the Equifax data breach, New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin called for a strong cybersecurity framework at the federal level – The Point

star3 CUNA Mutual Group, CUNA and the Financial Services Information Sharing Center will host a webinar tomorrow, Sept. 21, on the Equifax data breach – CUNA News

star3 There is still time to register for the Association’s Tech Forward conference, which is being sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group, OwnersChoice Funding and CU Direct. The conference will explore ways credit unions can embrace and harness emerging technologies – The Point

star3 Several people familiar with the situation say Equifax learned about a major data breach of its computer systems in March – almost five months prior to the date the company has publicly disclosed – Bloomberg

star3 Officials at Equifax have disputed the report, claiming that Bloomberg is “attempting to connect two separate cybersecurity events”– CUinfoSecurity

star3 A dip in mortgage rates to their lowest point in nearly a year is being credited for a surge in mortgage applications – CUToday

star3 Senate Republicans are weighing a budget proposal that would make room for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax cuts – The Hill

star3 Apple Pay Cash, the new feature that will allow iPhone users to send and receive money via the iMessage app is not ready yet, and didn’t launch with iOS 11 on Tuesday – The Verge

star3 The state Department of Financial Services has moved aggressively to regulate credit reporting agencies in the wake of the Equifax data breach fiasco – New York’s State of Mind

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