December 14, 2022 - Organizations need to view IT and cybersecurity as organization-wide concerns influencing every employee, department, and process — including financial statement audits. Learn about the potential impact of IT controls on your external audit and key controls to assess at your organization.
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About Allison Davis Ward
Allison Davis Ward is a Partner at CapinTech. Throughout her time as an information systems auditor and senior manager, Allison has provided information security assessment and consulting services primarily for nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, and health facilities. In addition to these services, she has provided clients with consulting services in risk assessment and policy development engagements.
October 26, 2022 - Get helpful cybersecurity resources and tips related to four key behaviors: enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA), using strong passwords, recognizing and reporting phishing, and updating software.
October 5, 2022 - Even as cyber attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, the humble password remains a vital defense. Follow these steps to help improve password security at your organization.
May 12, 2022 - If your higher education institution receives federal funds, it’s important to understand recent updates to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and how they may affect your institution’s compliance. This article provides an overview of the changes.
December 15, 2021 - You’ve likely heard about the Log4j vulnerabilities, which have been in the news. It is important to evaluate your organization's internal systems and take immediate action if this vulnerability is detected.
October 22, 2021 - Organizations are plagued with cyber threats, and understanding the current trends in recent cyber breaches can help your organization tighten your cyber defenses against the top risks. Here are four key lessons from recent breaches.
August 17, 2021 - No organization is immune to the threat of ransomware. Here are three key takeaways about the current state of ransomware, including risks and the potential impact — which can be far-reaching and long-lasting.
August 17, 2021 - Ransomware is becoming increasingly complex, and baseline controls alone may not provide the level of protection you need. That’s why it’s important to consider evolving protections.
August 16, 2021 - Learn how ransomware works, what to do if your organization is attacked, and baseline controls to help your organization reduce your risk.
March 16, 2021 - Whether or not your organization was impacted by the Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerabilities issue, now is a good time to assess your controls and response plan.