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Go Beyond Disruption

Release Date: 05/13/2020

Cybersecurity Advisory. Digital Transformation in the age of COVID show art Cybersecurity Advisory. Digital Transformation in the age of COVID

Go Beyond Disruption

"We're talking about ALL the fingers that Digital Transformation has, ALL the paths that it can flow down through an organisation (136). Digital Transformation: What is it? What are the benefits and risks? How has COVID impacted the subject for good or ill? Guest host Daimon Geopfert of RSM presents this November Cybersecurity Advisory episode, exploring what "Digital Transformation" means in the age of COVID. Joined by Jerry Ravi and Greg Fritsky of EisnerAmper, the conversation touches on the broader subject of how the pandemic has affected the way organisations plan and prioritise their...

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Tolerance and the Cost of Compounding Conflict, show art Tolerance and the Cost of Compounding Conflict,

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"During quarantine, things have been escalated. 30% of leaders' time is lost due to MISHANDLING conflict, so that's on the rise." (135). Monday 16th November was so, to explore the true cost of conflict in an organisation, Scott Kellam talks to returning guest Julie Holunga.  They discuss what happens when it manifests, and what the consequences can be if it's allowed to build up over time. Counter-intuitively, conflict can be a valuable catalyst for positive change. Hear how to recognise it, address it, manage it and learn from it. Resources. Use these links to find out more about...

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Unlocking the fraud-fighting tools you didn’t know you had. show art Unlocking the fraud-fighting tools you didn’t know you had.

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"You've got this massive bucket of fraud that's happening, that you DON'T know about." (134). In advance of , we talk to Associate Ethics Manager (CIMA) and author of a new report, "Keep Your Accounts Safe: Your Guide To Combatting Financial Crime". We discuss the risks posed by financial crime, how the pandemic has made them greater than ever, and the tools that an organisation ALREADY has to protect themselves.  Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. The research findings in the report. The role of an Ethics Awareness Manager How the...

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Demystifying the 'Dark Web'. show art Demystifying the 'Dark Web'.

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" I've seen first hand the different sorts of attempts made to target finance organisations - they're a CONSTANT target. " (133) Why are finance professionals prime targets for cybercriminals? Kacee Johnson of CPA.com lifts the lid on the so-called "criminals' oasis" and the economy of cybercrime with online security research expert 'Dustin' from Spycloud. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. What is the dark web? Why are accounting professionals prime targets? How do we mitigate those risks? Resources. Use these links to find out more about...

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Cybersecurity Advisory. Vendor Risk Management show art Cybersecurity Advisory. Vendor Risk Management

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" You might get your own people up and running, but do you have a vendor that's NOT going to be available?" (132) You're prepared, but what happens if your business-critical vendor isn't? hosts this month's Cyber Security Advisory discussion. With panellists of Ruben Brown and of WipFli, they explore vendor risk management, and suggest three key action items which your teams can begin working on immediately. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. Best practices for security and supply chains. Vendor due diligence, What that actually means in...

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Discovering Cybersecurity? We Made This Playlist Just For You. show art Discovering Cybersecurity? We Made This Playlist Just For You.

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"We've combined three years of cybersecurity conversations, 20 episodes to choose from, all via just ONE link". (131). Because it's Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020, we've put together a special playlist of 20 cybersecurity-focused episodes. Find them by clicking on this link: Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation. Browse your dedicated cybersecurity episode playlist at Find technology and cybersecurity resources for CPAs at Discover how Cybersecurity Month is being marked...

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Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain. show art Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain.

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"This is a very significant step for the profession; it's a LEADERSHIP step." (130). What's the security value of a name? CPA.com CEO Erik Asgeirsson outlines the many security and branding benefits of a new top-level domain for the finance and accounting profession. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. what a top-level domain is. why it's been developed. who'd find it useful. the benefits to members of the accounting and finance profession. its cybersecurity value, especially in assurance, credibility and verifiability. Our Guest. Erik...

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Cybersecurity Month. Securing the Shadows of IT. show art Cybersecurity Month. Securing the Shadows of IT.

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"You do have to be equipped to ask enough of the RIGHT questions." (129). October is Cybersecurity Month in the EU and the USA, so all month we'll be sharing episodes about IT risks, threat-mitigation and security strategies. The founder and CEO of NMGI, our guest Randy Johnston is recognised as a Top 25 thought-leader in accounting and technology. Hosted by Kacee Johnson, Strategic Advisor at CPA.com (the business and technology arm of the AICPA), this conversation with Randy introduces the concept of 'shadow IT'.  Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in...

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Canada's CPA Firms' Sound Strategies for Professional Development. show art Canada's CPA Firms' Sound Strategies for Professional Development.

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"We focus a lot on the convenience and mobility of the medium... THAT is a really interesting value proposition." (128). On International Podcast Day - September 30th - we're joined from Canada by Michael Kravshik. The CEO tells us about the podcast-inspired startup he founded to help CPAs turn podcast-listening into learning-credits.  Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. an overview of the Canadian accounting community the power of podcasting and audio content for CPAs. what’s happening with the medium around the world   ways a...

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Cybersecurity Advisory. COVID-19 Impacts on the Health Care Industry show art Cybersecurity Advisory. COVID-19 Impacts on the Health Care Industry

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"It's very important to get your PATIENTS involved in understanding what good security-stewardship means." (127). In the fourth of our Cybersecurity Advisory series, a panel of experts explores the economic and technological challenges facing the health care industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Host of Baker Tilly is joined by , , and of Eisner Amper. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. How the pandemic has impacted on the economics of the healthcare industry and their use of technology. What the long term implications may be....

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