Kevin Bong was recently consulted by Paul Gores of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to talk about cybersecurity. More specifically, retirement account security and identity theft with retirement accounts. As banks and credit card companies tighten security, it’s getting harder for hackers to steal money that route. Thus, many are turning to 401(k) and retirement accounts. Unfortunately, with retirement accounts, there is no guarantee the account-holder will get their money back.
In his interview, Bong gave a few tips for how account-holders can keep their retirement accounts safe. Essentially, it comes down to email phishing.
You can check out the full article here: “Cybercrooks are targeting retirement accounts — and unlike credit cards, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back.” It’s a must-read for anyone with a retirement account of any kind.
Kevin Bong is a Director and the Penetration Testing Lead at Sikich focusing on information security and compliance issues faced by financial institutions. With his experience performing audits, penetration testing, risk assessments and forensic investigations, Kevin provides invaluable guidance to institutions affected by standards such as those related to the FFIEC, NIST, HIPAA and PCI.