Tech and Cyber Risk Managment

Originally produced on January 28, 2021

Technology is rapidly changing the business environment and while advances and digital transformation bring new opportunity, it also expose companies to operational, financial, and reputational risks. In addition, changes to working conditions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed even more vulnerabilities.

McKonly & Asbury hosted a free webinar on Thursday, January 28 from 2:00-3:45pm EST in partnership with DFDR Consulting and Prismworks Technology Inc. to bring the latest in tech and cyber risk management. You can download a copy of the slides here.

Topics and Speakers

Control vs Process as it Pertains to SOC2 Trust Services Criteria (2:05-2:25)

McKonly & Asbury’s SOC experts  David Hammarberg, Partner and Josh Bantz, Principal – gave insights on how to design controls that meet the Trust Service Criteria.

Pitfalls of a SOC2 Pre-assessment (2:25-2:45)

David and Josh continued with a presentation that highlighted real-life scenarios with specific client examples and provided instruction on how you can do it better and faster than ever before.

Feeling Vulnerable in Today’s Environment (2:45-3:05)

Mark Crescenzi, President of Prismworks Technology, Inc. brought attendees cybersecurity recommendations with a focus on SEIM (Security Information and Event Management). During this session, attendees gained an understanding of the value of a SEIM system and comparison between Splunk, AlienVault and Azure Sentinel.

Rethinking Software Updates (3:05-3:25)

Windows Updates are not sufficient to protect your environment against known vulnerabilities.  The modern business utilizes hardware and applications from myriad vendors to perform day-to-day operations, so Steven Greenawalt, Director of Managed Services with DFDR Consulting will answered the question, “Does my company have the tools needed to identify those vulnerabilities and provide actionable feedback prioritizing which to patch first?”

COVID-19 & Information Security: Technical Challenges (3:25-3:45)

The ramifications of the novel coronavirus are being felt throughout the business and information security communities. During this presentation, Ken Pyle, Partner and Chief Information Security Officer with DFDR Consulting detailed what organizations should watch for and recommended some key defenses to put in place.