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Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Developing a Culture of Skepticism – Matt Gardiner, CPA, CFE

One of the cornerstones of the audit profession is “Professional Skepticism”. The Generally Accepted Auditing Standards define this as “an attitude that includes a questioning mind and a critical assessment of audit evidence.” It’s this mindset that ensures auditors gather and examine evidence that supports the ultimate audit opinion. That mindset drives the decision making...

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Is your IT Environment safe from cybercrime?

Cybercrime is getting more serious by the month.  The bad guys are getting quite smart about tricking people into clicking on fraudulent links or opening up malicious attachments to emails.  They are getting more sophisticated and even making communications look like they are coming from within the organization itself.  We know of clients that have...

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Fraud Awareness for 2020 – Matt Gardiner, CPA, CFE

With the turn into the new decade, we want to urge our clients to assess and prepare for the years ahead by taking stock of their organization’s exposure to fraud. In the course of our audits, we have seen firsthand how technology’s role in our clients’ organizations has grown. The reliance on technology has increased...

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Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

The IRS and state tax authorities have made significant strides in curbing individual identity theft over the last two years. But cyber attacks against businesses are on the upswing. Here are some simple ways business taxpayers can help protect their data from hackers. Trends in ID Theft The IRS recently announced that the number of individuals reporting identity theft in the...

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