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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 […]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. AAFCPAs’ Business & IT Security practice published a comprehensive Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Guide […]

Optimize Your IT General 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 […]

AAFCPAs Helps Clients Prepare a 360 Degree Action Plan for Business Continuity

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel Coronavirus an official global pandemic. Businesses across the globe experienced interruptions, shortages, and other unexpected challenges that impacted multiple aspects of their organizations. Many continue to struggle to adapt. Some industries, like hospitality, are dealing with acute slowdowns in their operations and revenue. Others, […]

Mitigate Risks Associated With Outsourcing Services

If you outsource services such as payroll processing, loan servicing, data center/co-location/IT Managed Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), or medical claims processing, you rely on the service provider to keep your data secure, maintain confidentiality, integrity of processing, availability of services or systems, and/or privacy.  However, AAFCPAs reminds clients that outsourcing may expose your […]

eBook: Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

eBook: Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

Cyber threats are continuously evolving, with new structures and schemes emerging daily. This everchanging landscape of both cyber security and its infiltrators makes it difficult for individuals and corporations alike to know how to protect their Personally Identifiable Information (PII), client records, proprietary information, and other sensitive data.

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting students and faculty for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of students and faculty falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs […]

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting employees for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of employees falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs advises clients to create […]