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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,

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Vassilis Kontoglis
Vassilis is a highly-skilled IT professional with proven expertise in: business process improvement and change management, information systems gap analyses, cyber security and IT risk assessments, systems selection & implementation, IT auditing, and special attestation reporting (SSAE 18 and SOC 2). Vassilis performs comprehensive and thorough reviews of technology systems and environments, and advises clients on how to use technology to best achieve business goals and objectives.  He elicits input from stakeholders at all levels of the organizational hierarchy in order to thoroughly evaluate business performance across functional boundaries.  He analyzes current and potential business and IT processes to identify clear opportunities for improvement, which may include streamlining and automation, productivity increases, strategic alignment and cost reductions.