S2:E7 – The One With the Christmas Day Bombing: A Data Infrastructure Nightmare

The 2020 Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tennessee caused obvious physical destruction to the city’s bustling downtown area—but what about the trickle-down effect of the physical destruction?

2021-04-08T11:02:12-05:00April 7th, 2021|

Nationally-Ranked CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares to Host Third Installment of Cybersecurity Webinar Series

ENTERPRISE, AL, March 23, 2021 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced the third installment of the free webinar series entitled, "Gone Phishing: Assuming Your Role in Incident Response," featuring CRI's Director of IT Audits and Assurance, David Mills, and CRI Partner Tyler Mills. This webinar will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021, [...]

2021-03-23T09:14:26-05:00March 23rd, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

When Can You Deduct Data Breach Costs?

Cybersecurity routinely tops the charts as one of business owners’ most pressing concerns. Data loss can obstruct day-to-day operations, put a stain on the company’s public standing, and be quite costly, but business owners should also be aware of how data loss and its prevention can impact their tax liability. Tax Implications of Data Breach [...]

2021-03-08T13:07:44-06:00March 8th, 2021|BUSINESS TAX, CYBERSECURITY|

How Does Your Industry Affect Your Cybersecurity Risk?

The consequences of a cybersecurity breach can be dire for any business, no matter your company’s size or the industry in which it operates. But your cybersecurity risk is driven largely by what you’re trying to protect — and those valuables are very much tied to your industry. So: How is risk calculated, and what [...]

2021-02-10T12:57:25-06:00February 10th, 2021|CYBERSECURITY|

Cybersecurity Trend to Watch in 2021: Cyber Supply Chain Risk

The year 2020 exposed many vulnerabilities. We’re all well aware of the public health risk posed by close personal interactions with our network of contacts. We’re also waking up to just how vulnerable we are to cyber attacks via our networks of third-party providers. Although supply chain risk has received increasing regulatory attention in recent [...]

2021-02-08T14:43:40-06:00February 8th, 2021|CYBERSECURITY|

Nationally-Ranked CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares to Host CPE-Eligible Cybersecurity Webinar

ENTERPRISE, AL., January 5, 2021 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced the second installment of the free webinar series entitled, "Gone Phishing: Don't Fail the Test Against Social Engineering," featuring CRI's Director of IT Audits and Assurance, David Mills, and CRI Partner Tyler Mills. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, [...]

2021-01-05T11:25:00-06:00January 5th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

CRI BRADENTON – Byron Shinn: The Cyber Security Symposium Series – Is your business ready for the next cyber security threat?

CRI Partner Byron Shinn spoke today, December 17, 2020, on the importance of cyber attack preparation and cybersecurity threats organizations face every day. The virtual presentation was aimed towards both small and large business owners and executives, IT professionals, and other centers of influence within organizations.

2020-12-17T21:05:11-06:00December 17th, 2020|Around Town|

Top 25 CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares to Host Cybersecurity-Focused Webinar

ENTERPRISE, AL, (SEPTEMBER 23, 2020) - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced a complimentary webinar entitled, “Gone Phishing: Defending Your Organization Against Social Engineering,” featuring CRI’s Director of IT Audits and Assurance, David Mills, and CRI Partner Tyler Mills. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. This [...]

2020-09-23T09:39:23-05:00September 23rd, 2020|PRESS RELEASES|

Security Implications of a Remote Work Environment

COVID-19 has transformed the traditional office environment in 2020 by creating an army of remote workers. For many businesses, workforces will be almost entirely remote through at least the end of the year. While this model brings benefits for companies and employees alike, it also brings challenges, including the need to rethink IT security risks. [...]

2020-09-22T14:57:10-05:00September 22nd, 2020|CYBERSECURITY, INTERNAL CONTROLS|

Social Engineering Attacks: Considerations for SMBs

When most people think of someone hacking their business, they picture sophisticated cybercriminals infiltrating the network, breaking password protocols, and penetrating the firewall. Although that can happen, it’s very rare. Instead, social engineering is behind most cyberattacks, from high-profile data breaches at the largest corporations to ransomware and other attacks that many small and middle-market [...]

2020-09-22T12:02:55-05:00September 22nd, 2020|CYBERSECURITY|

Privacy Policies and Data Security Keep Contributions Flowing for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Steady streams of contributions are the lifeblood of not-for-profit organizations. Many factors that affect contributions are completely out of the nonprofit’s control – like changes in the economy and the budgets of the donors which may slow contributions to a trickle. However, one factor that isn’t out of the nonprofit’s control is a breach of [...]

2019-12-30T15:32:01-06:00December 15th, 2019|NOT-FOR-PROFITS|

CRI EL PASO – Michael White: Why Cybersecurity Matters

CRI Partner Michael White will be presenting at an El Paso Chamber of Commerce educational event on December 19, 2019. Michael's presentation will discuss the importance of cybersecurity and why it should be such a high priority within an organization.

2019-12-06T10:49:52-06:00December 6th, 2019|Around Town|

The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks in Manufacturing and How to Prevent It

As a manufacturer, the success of your business is dependent on your products. Things like secret ingredients, build lists, and patented designs and production processes are key to keeping your products unique and valuable to your consumers. Because a vast majority of this information is stored in digital technologies (like cloud storage and artificial intelligence), [...]

2019-12-03T13:12:46-06:00December 3rd, 2019|MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION|

Healthcare Data Breach: You Could Be Ripe for the Picking

Hospitals and health systems across the country have increasingly reported sophisticated malware attacks, many of which seem to originate from groups in Russia, China, and eastern Europe. These attacks generally fall into one of two broad categories. The first is an intent by the criminals to obtain names, addresses, and social security numbers of patients, [...]

2019-11-18T21:43:14-06:00November 18th, 2019|HEALTHCARE|

How to Give Donors the Privacy They Expect

In this age of heightened transparency and Form 990 disclosure rules, many nonprofit executives and board members might see their organizations as public entities. As a result, they might not be as protective of donor privacy as they could (or maybe should) be. However, most donors rightfully expect their personal information to remain confidential. As nonprofits seek [...]

2020-01-31T12:03:55-06:00October 19th, 2019|NOT-FOR-PROFITS|

CRI BRADENTON – Byron Shinn: Florida Cybersecurity Task Force

CRI Partner Byron Shinn has been appointed to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano. The role of the Cybersecurity Task Force is to provide guidance and recommendations to the state's cybersecurity efforts.

2019-10-16T11:18:28-05:00October 16th, 2019|Around Town|

How Can CFOs Improve Cybersecurity? Start with the Numbers

The CFO is an important ally in the fight to keep information and IT assets safe and secure. “Given the risks that cybersecurity threats pose in a technology-driven, global economy, today’s CFO must ensure that adequate steps are taken to protect the company’s reputation, stock price, and mission-critical assets,” said information security expert and former [...]

2019-09-05T10:39:29-05:00September 5th, 2019|BUSINESS CONSULTING, CYBERSECURITY|

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Capital One Breach?

Headlines about data breaches seem to hit us nonstop. The March 2019 hack of Capital One’s databases exposed the personal information of over 100 million people. Capital One says its stolen data probably wasn’t used by the hacker or disseminated to anyone else, but even if that’s true, data breaches are all too common. Equifax [...]

Should Your HITRUST CSF Assessor Be a CPA Firm?

In today’s hyperconnected environment, many different stakeholders expect assurance regarding your information security practices. Increasingly, major companies are expecting their business partners to achieve certification against the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). This robust risk management framework builds on many established security and data privacy standards, such as the ISO 27000 series, HIPAA, PCI Data [...]

For Strong Data Security, Give Your Employees Some Backup

You may already know that the biggest data security risk for businesses of all sizes is employee negligence. People fall for simple phishing scams and leave their work phones unlocked, and we’ve all seen that file named “passwords.txt” right on someone’s desktop. Data security training is crucial, and it can go a long way toward [...]