exploding binary code Benefits professionals need to understand the cybersecurity landscape and ensure that discipline is applied to the process of evaluating, selecting and retaining benefit services providers with access to the company’s critical data. (Photo: Shutterstock)

To readers aware of the ongoing, intense media focus on cyberattacks, it should come as no surprise that multiple studies show that the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks is increasing, rising dramatically in 2017.

As a benefits professional, it may seem as though you’re safely behind the ‘front lines’ of the cyber conflict zone.   It may surprise you to learn that your actions – or inactions – could result in your company and its employees becoming ‘collateral damage’ in a cyberattack directed at one of your benefit services providers.

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