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Protecting the plans and participants we serve

We continually invest in cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies, security programs, independent testing and ongoing training.

We invest in security because:

57%

of financial services firms experience more phishing attacks compared to other sectors.1

238%

increase in cyber attacks on financial firms and services organizations were seen in the first half of 2020.2

70%

of financial services organizations reported experiencing a cyber attack in the past year.3

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New Department of Labor (DOL) cybersecurity guidance

The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) provided specific guidance on what retirement plan recordkeepers, service providers, plan sponsors and participants should do to sufficiently protect accounts, personally identifiable information (PII) and plan asset data. 

We collaborated with the SPARK Institute to provide detailed information on these new guidelines.

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Empower’s Security Guarantee

Hear from Doug Peterson, Chief Information Security Officer for Empower Retirement, who addresses how we protect our clients' valuable information with Empower’s Security Guarantee.

Understanding the cloud

How does cloud technology improve business functions and benefit clients? Doug Peterson, Chief Information Security Officer, provides insights into Empower Retirement’s cloud advantage.

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“As a financial services company entrusted with securing the retirement of millions of Americans, we must continuously adapt and evolve. It is our honor to be your trusted partner and a responsibility we are solely focused on every day. ”

Doug Peterson
Chief Information Security Officer, Empower Retirement

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What is Empower’s Security Guarantee? 

The security and protection of our clients' retirement accounts is our priority. This guarantee states we will restore losses to a participants account that occur as a result of unauthorized transactions through no fault of the participant. 

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Cybersecurity: Defense in Depth

Review our insights on how advances in retirement recordkeeping technology can protect both companies and employees.

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Cybersecurity security tips

We want to help plan sponsors and participants defend themselves against cybersecurity threats, phishing and other types of fraudulent communications and activities — whether they’re conducted through email, text, phone, mail or social media.

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Modern recordkeeping maximizes security

This guide provides an enhanced understanding of how technology influences the efficiency and effectiveness of retirement plans.

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1 Financial Advisor, “Cybersecurity: What Financial Advisors Need To Consider,” June 30, 2020, fa-mag.com/news/cybersecurity--what-financial-advisors-need-to-consider-56624.html.
2 Cyber Talk, June 25, 2021, Special report: Security for financial firms 2021.
3 Keeper Security, Inc., January 27, 2021, keeper.io/hubfs/press/Ponemon_Finance_PressRelease2021.pdf.

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Empower Retirement, LLC and its affiliates are not affiliated with Financial Advisor Magazine, CyberTalk or Keeper Security, Inc.

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The managed account service is part of the Empower Retirement Advisory Services suite of services offered by Advised Assets Group, LLC, a registered investment adviser.

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