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207: Guide Star - Cybersecurity for ESOPs

Guide Star Cybersecurity for ESOPs

Bret Keisling is joined by Evan Rice, VP of 100% ESOP Guide Star. Cybersecurity is more critical than ever, and Guide Star’s expertise includes the special fiduciary risks that ESOPs face in keeping their IT departments as safe as possible.

Guide Star is a division of CCI Systems, also 100% ESOP. Evan explains how they assess client risks and provide a blueprint for keeping companies current on critically important and vulnerable systems. Guide Star focuses on small- to mid-size ESOPs, and understands the particular needs of ESOP fiduciaries, including Department of Labor guidelines on cyber security for retirement plans, what insurers look for, and how a cyberattack can hurt value and put ESOP fiduciaries and trustees at risk.

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Episode 207 Show Notes

About Evan Rice

Vice President, Guide Star

Evan Rice is an experienced IT executive with a focus on operational excellence. He is passionate about Cyber Security and helping Guide Star's clients operationalize cyber risk management. Evan currently serves as the Vice President of Guide Star, a division of CCI Systems. Evan has been with CCI Systems since 2012, starting as a Data Services Professional, then moving to the Vice President of Information Technology role prior to his current position at Guide Star.

About Guide Star

Guide Star is an IT managed services provider specializing in IT technical and end user support, monitoring, and security for small and medium size business and internet service providers all across the US and Canada. Guide Star is ably suited to address securing your network, monitoring IT performance and capacity, supporting your users, and providing professional contact center support for your customers. Guide Star allows you to focus on growing your business instead of IT.

Guide Star emerged from within its parent company, CCI Systems, as a new set of services backed by a fresh take on existing technologies. CCI and Guide Star are 100% employee-owned and celebrate this culture of ownership.

Bret Keisling, Passionate Advocat for Employee Ownership

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