Welcome to The ESOP Podcast's Winter Wonderland, where we take the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite episodes.
In this episode, Bret Keisling was 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.
In this episode, we refer to:
The Department of Labor's guidance on best cybersecurity practices for retirement plans (including ESOPs), which you can read more about here.
Episode 188 of The EsOp Podcast with Kerry Siggins, CEO of ESOP StoneAge, Inc., who shared about a devastating cyberattack that StoneAge overcame.
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The body of this episode originally aired on July 19, 2022, as Episode 207: Guide Star - Cybersecurity for ESOPs.
Episode WW 009 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.
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