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Cyber Health Check: Software and Hardware Configurations

Cyber Health Check: Software and Hardware Configurations

Despite the best efforts of IT teams, organizations continue to be plagued with IT security vulnerabilities in their systems by both internal and external threats. The most common vulnerabilities are poor configurations and outdated/unpatched systems or applications. These vulnerabilities may subject your organization to the risk of hackers gaining access to sensitive employee or client […]

Cyber Health Check: Social Engineering Preparedness

Cyber Health Check: Social Engineering Preparedness

The human component of cyber security is the weakest link in protecting your organization against external threats. Recently, social engineering attacks have become the most prevalent type of threat within reported cyber breaches. Social engineering is a malicious activity in which bad actors produce items such as false emails with the intent to persuade the […]

Cyber Health Check: Assess Your Infrastructure Resiliency

Cyber Health Check: Assess Your Infrastructure Resiliency

In the course of day-to-day operations, businesses may not always anticipate and prepare for widespread power outages or other disruptions to their physical space. Reflecting on the recent Texas infrastructure failure, AAFCPAs provides key questions to determine if you are positioned for resiliency in the face of disruptions. AAFCPAs’ IT Security Specialists designed a short […]

Cyber Health Check: Assess Your IT Controls

Cyber Health Check: Assess Your IT Controls

Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs) help organizations guard their systems and operations against IT-related risks in critical business areas like finance, purchasing, and payroll. ITGCs are the foundation for the overall IT control environment as they provide the assurance that systems operate as intended and that output is reliable. (For public companies, these controls support […]

Cyber Health Check: Assess the IT/Cyber Security of Your Remote Workforce

Cyber Health Check: Assess the IT/Cyber Security of Your Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT services group may be supporting employees for the first time ever that were never intended nor conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of employees falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs advises clients to […]

Download Checklist: IT & Cybersecurity HealthCheck

AAFCPAs designed this comprehensive IT & Cybersecurity HealthCheck to assist clients in surfacing, understanding, and managing priority IT risks that may be mitigated to better secure your organization’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII), client records, proprietary information, and/or other sensitive data.

Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning

AAFCPAs would like to make education clients aware that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have assessed that malicious cyber actors are targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and […]

Secure Your IT Infrastructure & Create Resiliency

IT infrastructure is the combination of hardware, software, communications, data centers/hosting services, and human resources that allows an organization to deliver information technology services to its constituent communities. IT resiliency refers to an organization’s ability to avoid or minimize business disruption when the IT infrastructure is challenged by planned or unplanned events, such as the […]

2020 Cyber Crime, Cyber Security Awareness Month

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and to foster client awareness of cyber hazards, AAFCPAs’ IT Security professionals have outlined cybersecurity risks and mitigation strategies applicable to 2020 current events. COVID-19 has changed business operations resulting in increased IT security risks, especially risks from the abrupt shift to support remote work. Even when […]

AAFCPAs Explains Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive, and Compliance Data Analytics

Key Business Questions (KBQs) are questions that establish a framework for an organization looking to gain insights produced by analytics. They are central to understanding the past and overall strategy you are deploying or considering deploying in the future. AAFCPAs assists clients in defining and prioritizing high-value KBQs in order to bridge the divide between […]