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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 […]

Unemployment Fraud Persists

AAFCPAs reminds clients that fraudsters continue to capitalize on hardships created by the pandemic. State Departments of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), including Massachusetts, are reporting an onslaught of fake unemployment claims, which appear to use identities constructed from a huge cache of information taken in national data breaches in recent years. Employee Fraud Alert The DUA […]

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 […]

Economic Impact Payments: Beware of Schemes

AAFCPAs reminds clients to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. The Internal Revenue Services issued a reminder to taxpayers that they are NOT going to call you asking to verify or provide your […]

Cyberattacks, Foreign Disinformation Campaigns Leverage Coronavirus Theme

AAFCPAs would like to remind clients that cyber criminals and other bad actors are often poised to capitalize on a crisis. In this case, cyber criminals and foreign governments are using the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a theme to lure individuals into making harmful clicks or actions. AAFCPAs reminds clients and their employees to be […]

How Secure Is Your Physical Office Space?

Data and IT Security goes well beyond cyberspace. The security of your physical office space may also be at risk. A successful physical breach by an outsider could produce unauthorized access to packages, equipment, documents, as well as threats of theft and employee safety. AAFCPAs has outlined for your considerations some best practice recommendations to […]

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. The Business & IT Security practice at AAFCPAs has published the following insights […]