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Trade groups, Homeland Security partner on cybersecurity workshops

September 09, 2019 / BRIAN CROCE

The SPARK Institute and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center will launch a series of workshops next month to help strengthen the retirement cybersecurity chain. SPARK, which represents retirement plan service providers and investment managers whose members serve 100 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans, and the FS-ISAC, an industry consortium dedicated to reducing cyberrisk in the global financial system, announced Monday the kickoff of the series of regional cybersecurity workshops in partnership with the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency, a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security. Charles Schwab will host the first workshop Oct. 17 at its Denver Lone Tree Campus. This event is designed to educate plan sponsors and other retirement industry providers on how the U.S.