Ensuring Cyber Security
Cyber attacks are a major concern for public plan sponsors, and as systems continue to increase complexity and dependence of digital systems, the threat will only grow. NAGDCA has developed best practices and information sharing resources along with our partners at MS-ISAC to help plan sponsors understand current threats, and keep their plans secure for the future. MS-ISAC is a leading internet security organization that provides state and local governments with training and resources to help employees better understand cyber security and identify threats.
NAGDCA encourages our members to consider joining MS-ISAC as a way of improving your plan’s cyber security practices. MS-ISAC offers free tools and training to state and local governments focused on cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery. They offer a wealth of information and threat-sharing services, and best of all it’s free to participating plans. Click the link below to learn more.
SPARK Guidance for Record Keepers
Our partners at the SPARK Institute, through their Data Security Oversight Board, have identified a set of sixteen best practices for record keepers to consider to help them communicate the capabilities of their cyber security systems with consultants, clients, and prospective clients. This information is provided here to help plan sponsors begin the conversation with your vendors about this complex topic. Click the links below to learn more.
NAGDCA Cyber Task Force
While record keepers take on most of the security burden and have their own systems in place, it is important that plan sponsors also have a greater understanding of threats to cyber security and how to ensure their public sector employees and plans are protected. Using both resources from MS-ISAC and our pending Cyber Task Force, NAGDCA plans to create and offer resources for best practices, including materials to help plan sponsors ask the right questions about cyber security when reviewing record keepers during the bidding process.
If you are interested in joining the Cyber Task Force fill out the form below: