AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory Practice to Present Cyber Security Session to National Jewish Cemetery Association Members

AAFCPAs Vassilis Kontoglis, Manager, Business & IT AdvisoryVassilis Kontoglis, manager in AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory practice, will present an educational workshop at the 10th Annual Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) Conference scheduled for June 4th – 10th, 2018.  The theme of this year’s Conference is “Bringing Jewish Cemeteries into the 21st Century,” and this includes managing risks associated with a new generation of IT security threats.
We have entered a new era of theft and fraud, as the techniques of cyber-criminals continue to evolve.  We are no longer dealing solely with the mischievous local hacker. Today’s cyber-criminals may include organized crime, governments, and sophisticated bad actors who may be sheltered from prosecution. Your IT department can install firewalls, antivirus, and data encryption, but this may not be enough to thwart advanced, persistent threats specifically targeted at your organization and employees.
IT security requires continuous improvement, and organizations must stay vigilant, and learn & adapt over time. AAFCPAs’ Cyber Security Pro Vassilis Kontoglis will take a look back at Cyber incidents in 2017, including: Equifax, Uber, Kaleida Health, Xbox and PlayStation, etc.  He will discuss what went wrong, and provide recommendations for specific actions that will effectively and efficiently mitigate these risks.
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (JCAM) is a valued client of AAFCPAs, and we are happy to share our expertise for the benefit of their association members on this critical area of organization risk management.
If you have questions about IT risks, business process, and/or cyber security, please contact your AAFCPAs partner or Vassilis Kontoglis at 774.512.4069, vkontoglis@nullaafcpa.com.

Technology Risk and Cyber Security Assessments

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About the Author

Vassilis is a leader in AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Consulting Practice. He has 20+ years’ proven experience providing business intelligence, productivity, information risk management, and cybersecurity solutions. He is a critical resource in keeping clients and the firm on the forefront of transformative technologies while mitigating risks that come along with these advancements. Vassilis leads the delivery of Robotic Process Automation solutions at AAFCPAs. He understands the unique requirements to achieve RPA success, including proper design, planning, implementation, and governance. He works collaboratively with clients and cross-functional teams, and leverages his deep understanding of enterprise information systems, business logic, and structured inputs to automate rote processes and increase operational efficiency. Vassilis is also the leader of AAFCPAs’ automation center of excellence (CoE), an internal team that streamlines automation output, provides structure, and helps scale automation through the firm.