While the GDPR does not directly address U.S. benefit plans, it should be of particular interest to defined contribution plan sponsors and their service providers because they hold personal information for each plan participant.
One element of the cybersecurity discussion that is often overlooked is that the biggest threat to many advisory firms is not actually to client accounts but instead to the advisory brand.
A survey finds cybersecurity is registered investment advisers' (RIAs) highest concern.
SEC inspection staffers have identified growing security risks associated with advisers’ storage of electronic customer recorders in cloud-based platforms—and they will be watching for non-compliance in this area.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued a plan advisory that reminds plan sponsors of ERISA record retention rules and also offers best practices for protecting personal information.
The solution allows participants to “lock down” their accounts to prevent any distributions or loans from being initiated.
This is the fifth year in a row they have identified cybersecurity as their No. 1 concern.