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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 […]

AAFCPAs’ Mr. Anderson Earns Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect Professional Credential

AAFCPAs’ “white hat” Certified Ethical Hacker and business continuity advisor, Mr. Anderson has been awarded the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect Professional (AWS CSAP) certification. Mr. Anderson was awarded the AWS CSAP certification in recognition of his demonstrated knowledge selecting, managing, and configuring services on Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]