Department of Labor’s Guidance on Cybersecurity Best Practices

Jon Powell
Jon Powell Moore Colson
Candace Jackson
Candace Jackson Moore Colson

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Jon Powell is a Partner in Moore Colson’s Risk Advisory & Compliance Services (RACS) Practice. His responsibilities at Moore Colson include leadership of IT engagements within the RACS practice consisting of Cybersecurity Services, Information Technology Risk Services, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) initiatives, internal audit co-sourcing partnerships, System and Organization Controls (SOC) attestations, and other compliance and consulting engagements. Powell also assists with Moore Colson’s data analytics initiatives by utilizing tools such as IDEA, ACL, Alteryx, and Monarch. For the first nine years of his career, Jon led financial statement audit engagements in various industries. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia. Powell serves as a board member and is actively involved with the Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) where he is on the IT Advisory Council and also a member of the AICPA where he regularly contributes to CITP exam questions. Additionally, Powell participates in Terry College alumni events, including Terry Third Thursday, the MIS Advisory Board and the Terry Mentoring Program for current students at the University of Georgia. Jon’s professional background in both private and public accounting, along with his strong leadership, deep project management experience, and interpersonal and team-oriented skills, complement Moore Colson’s already diversified Risk Advisory & Compliance Services Practice. With experience in compliance, internal control reporting, due diligence, IT auditing, and general business consulting, Jon partners with and develops strong and lasting relationships with his clients to lead projects that can span multiple years. He has successful business experience serving clients in the software, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.

Candace Jackson, CPA, is a Partner in Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice. Candace manages audit and review teams and serves as a practice area leader in the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan practice. With over 14 years of experience with employee benefit plans, Candace serves both public and private company plans to ensure compliance with reporting requirements and advise on plan operations. She annually assists clients with 401(k), 403(b), pension, ESOP, and health and welfare plans. Candace often contributes to events and publications highlighting her expertise in the employee benefit plan market. She speaks annually at the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Plan Conference, has been published in the Society’s Current Accounts magazine, serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Pension Education Council of Atlanta, and hosts several educational events via webinars and lunch and learns annually for clients and retirement plan community members. In addition to her expertise in employee benefit plan audits, Candace also has extensive experience serving clients in the transportation, distribution and services industries.


Holding just under $11 trillion in assets, retirement plans are a particularly enticing target for cybercriminals. Through both audits and best practice guidance, the Department of Labor (DOL) is encouraging businesses that sponsor retirement plans to pay attention to managing cybersecurity risk. This webinar will dive into the guidance released in April 2021 from the DOL discussing Cybersecurity Best Practices related to Employee Benefit Plans. The DOL has broken down best practices for Plan Sponsors, Plan Service Providers, and Plan Participants. Learn more about these best practices in detail and tools and strategies for implementing these guidelines.

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