AAFCPAs’ Cyber Security Pros on Agenda at Strength Matters Conference

AAFCPAs’ IT Security Professionals Alex Santiago and Vassilis Kontoglis will share advice on overcoming cyber security challenges of a remote workforce at the Strength Matters Financial Management Conference, September 6-9 in New Orleans.

The COVID Pandemic challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, IT teams were required to support employees for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote. Now, remote capabilities are the expectation rather than an exception. In this presentation, Alex and Vassilis will provide key considerations and best practice recommendations to ensure attendees may be confident they are maintaining secure network access.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current threat landscape
  • Learn how your remote workforce may present new security concerns
  • Understand strategies to mitigate risks

Learn more about this event and register: https://web.cvent.com/event/0093dede-4daa-4c91-a440-293a6e85b713/summary

Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS)

AAFCPAs offers “Vulnerability Management as a Service” (VMaaS) to assist companies in identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in their servers, software, workstations, phone systems, printers, and employee devices. We provide peace of mind to those charged with risk management and alleviate the burden from your team of improving your security posture. Learn more. 

About Strength Matters

Since 2007, Strength Matters has served as the nonprofit affordable housing industry’s go-to information network for financial learning. They bring together hundreds of developers, lenders, investors and accounting professionals to collectively advance the vision of a thriving, well-capitalized, high-performing nonprofit affordable housing sector.

A collaborative of three national networks of nonprofit owners and developers in the affordable housing field – Housing Partnership Network, NeighborWorks America, and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future – Strength Matters is dedicated to providing members with new and unique resources that spotlight financial reporting, access to enterprise capital and professional development.

Housing Partnership Network is a valued client of AAFCPAs. AAFCPAs’ experience is unparalleled in the ever-changing and highly-regulated Affordable Housing industry. We are industry thought leaders well versed in public/private partnerships.

About the Authors

Vassilis is a senior member of AAFCPAs' Business Process & IT Advisory practice with proven expertise in cyber security and IT risk assessments, data analytics and data visualization, and robotic process automation. He also has extensive expertise assessing IT general controls, and conducting System and Organization Control (SOC) attestations. He helps clients increase business process efficiency, effectiveness, and risk management.
Alex is a member of AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Consulting Practice, responsible for providing information risk management, cybersecurity, and special IT attestation solutions. As a key member of AAFCPAs’ IT Security team, Alex helps clients identify risks from the use of technology that could potentially cause information loss or financial or reputational harm. He performs vulnerability and penetration tests, phishing campaigns using social engineering, configuration assessments, and evaluates infrastructure operations & regulatory compliance. He assists AAFCPAs’ financial statement audit teams in executing IT General Controls Audits, including assessing software controls, physical hardware controls, computer operations controls, data security controls, controls over the systems implementation process, and administrative controls. He leverages the insight gained from these assessments to provide suggestions for system security, data privacy, or system integrations that enhance efficiency.