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David W. Buchanan, CPA, QSA, CEH, CCNA, CTGA, Author at Delap CPA

08 May

Cyber Risk: Critical Intel Vulnerability

Intel confirmed that a critical vulnerability exists in computers running an affected version of the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM) and Intel Small Business Technology. This is a hardware-level vulnerability and undermines security or controls implemented at the operating system or application levels. In brief, it allows an attacker to gain […]

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06 Apr

Understanding Internet Privacy

  With the inevitable rise in chatter regarding the recent rollback of FCC privacy rules related to internet service providers (ISPs) handling of consumer data, it’s crucial to understand the role privacy plays in our own lives. To read the original FCC ruling and the Congressional joint resolution signed by the President on April 3rd, […]

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09 Mar

Verify Before You Trust: Implementing A Validation Policy For Your Company

It’s that time of year again; fraudsters are out in droves looking for ways to obtain data about you and your employees in order to cash in on filing fraudulent tax returns! So what are a few steps you can take as an employer to reduce the risk of unknowingly providing fraudsters with the very […]

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23 Feb

Quantifying Risk: The Reality of Cyber Threats

Have you heard the Steve Martin quote “Be so good they can’t ignore you”? The outcome of following this advice is typically positive for society. But unfortunately, our cyber adversaries have also tackled this quest and through rapid advancements, ultimately pose a greater and more constant threat to business and consumers alike, a threat which […]

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24 Jan

Introduction to VPNs and Remote Access

This is a high-level, crash course on two common types of VPNs (Virtual Private Network) and implementations in use at companies worldwide. In today’s dynamic work environment, employees value the ability to work remotely. End-users are often more concerned with the performance and reliability of a VPN and often worry less about how secure it […]

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