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Educational Podcast: Cybersecurity in 2018

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Techniques of cyber-criminals continue to evolve. A recent study shared by InfoSecurity Magazine reports “Cyber-criminals have adopted an organizational shift in how they carry out their work, implementing corporate best practices and establishing professional businesses to increase the efficiency of their attacks against enterprises and consumers.” This means advanced persistent threats specifically targeted at your organization and employees. AAFCPAs presented this important, and informative session again this year, recognizing that IT security requires continuous improvement, and organizations must stay vigilant, and learn & adapt over time.

AAFCPAs Cyber Security Pros Vassilis Kontoglis and Peter Sebilian take a look back at Cyber incidents in 2017, including: Equifax, WannaCry, Campaign Hacks, etc.  Vassilis and Peter discuss what went wrong, and how nonprofits may mitigate these risks. Additionally, we share insights on cybersecurity trends, what to expect in 2018 and beyond, and recommendations for specific actions that will reduce the most risk.

This audio session was recorded live at AAFCPAs’ April 26th, 2018 Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. Slides may be downloaded by clicking the link below:

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Watch this video clip (1 min, 1 sec) for a summary; and then download the full audio of the session recorded April 26th, 2018 at AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar.

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About the Authors

Peter Sebilian
Peter brings over 25 years of strategic information technology advisory experience to AAFCPAs’ diverse business clients. He is highly experienced in advising customers on managing growth and scaling mission-critical technologies to meet existing and future needs, while maintaining optimal security. Peter partners with client team members, across organizational and functional boundaries, to bring solutions which drive revenue, agility, customer satisfaction, and optimal performance. Peter has a comprehensive understanding of how all the pieces of infrastructure, development, data processing, security and regulatory compliance fit together.
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.