Security and cyber-security blog posts


Apr
08
2019

Cybersecurity is Augmented by Auto Portability

In his latest column in Consolidation Corner, RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams examines the positive effect that auto portability could have on minimizing the cybersecurity threat to America's retirement system. As Williams observes, the scope and scale of cyber-attacks are escalating, and the retirement system is mobilizing to increase protections. Fortunately, says Williams, the same solution designed to address the industry's proliferation of small, stranded accounts -- auto portability -- can augment cybersecurity efforts through consolidation processes that utilize best security practices, leaving participants and their savings more secure.

Jun
21
2018

Benefits Professionals: Avoid Becoming ‘Collateral Damage’ in a Cyberattack

To readers aware of the ongoing, intense media focus on cyberattacks, it should come as no surprise that multiple studies show that the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks is increasing, rising dramatically in 2017.

Jan
23
2018

The Crucial Role of the CSIRT

Born out of crisis, the modern Computer Security Incident Response Team, or CSIRT (pronounced ‘see-sert’) is responsible for coordinating the response to an organization’s computer security incidents.

Jul
10
2017

Cybersecurity Meets Retirement Security

Everyone, it seems, is concerned about cybersecurity these days, and with good reason. Each week seems to bring a new round of headlines, making it clear that identity theft and criminal cyber activity have become persistent features of our lives.

Dec
10
2015

Don't forget about your service provider's internal security

With attention-grabbing headlines about major security breaches occurring almost daily, plan sponsors need to be assured that their service providers are on guard 24-7, protecting sensitive information and intellectual property, wherever it may reside.

Jul
16
2015

SOC Examinations Designed To Provide Comfort

Say you are a plan sponsor, and you are using (or seeking to use) external services for: Mandatory distributions / automatic rollovers, Account consolidation, Assisting terminated participants with their distribution options, Locating missing plan participants...