Straight to The Point: April 19

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star3 Reminder to young professionals: The Young Professionals Commission is hosting a networking meet-up in Albany this coming Sunday, April 22, prior to the State Governmental Affairs Conference – The Point

star3 Donald K. Rhine, the founding CEO of WCTA FCU—now known as Reliant Community FCU—died on Saturday – The Point

star3 Leaders of Association-member credit unions with up to $100 million in assets are encouraged to register for this year’s CEO Roundtable events – The Point

star3 The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium say they have achieved a “major standards milestone” in the global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users – CUToday

star3 The state Department of Financial Services is urging financial institutions and insurance companies to reconsider any ties they have to the gun industry – Daily News

star3 In five years, the U.S. government is forecast to have the second-highest debt-to-GDP ratio among G-7 countries – Bloomberg

star3 Less than a third of IT security professionals feel confident about identifying insider threats, with third-party and employee access their biggest concerns – CU Times

star3 Visa has launched Visa Digital Commerce in an effort to simplify digital payments experiences and create an interoperable standard – PYMTNS

star3 Despite fierce opposition from the bank lobby, state lawmakers should take up a bill allowing credit unions to participate in the Banking Development District Program for the good of consumers – New York’s State of Mind

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