Working Remotely-Best Practices to Secure Data (VIRTUAL SEMINAR)More Courses
WRSD | Virtual Live | Intermediate | Scheduled
- Accounting & Auditing
CPAs who have nonprofit organizations as clients, financial officers or board members of nonprofits and staff accountants involved with tax and accounting issues of nonprofits.
2020 will go down as the year of the largest shift in work culture in generations. Organizations became 100% remote workforces within a matter of days. Today’s employees are logging in from almost anywhere. And while they are all focused on getting their work done, what might not be so apparent is that they are also opening up their companies to heightened data risk.
Old-school technologies designed to prevent data from moving outside traditional security perimeters were not built to safeguard collaborative workforces. And if they weren’t equipped to protect routine cloud collaboration, how can they possibly handle the highly distributed workforce we are seeing today?
The implications? This unprecedented situation is going to shine a light on gaps in security issues that have existed for some time. What can companies do to help secure this growing remote workforce? This session will walk through steps necessary to secure your organization's data.
- The critical IT risks of remote work
- How to assess the situation at your organization
- Infrastructure, bandwidth and equipment concerns
- Your organization’s maturity in using collaboration tools.
Lynn Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigated by the FBI and resulted in five indictments amounting to close to a $13 million fraud loss.
Lynn is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She has assisted numerous companies with enterprise risk management frameworks, internal audit processes and financial accounting. She is a highly sought after speaker and has trained internationally. In addition to her personal training, she also serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA for numerous classes.
Lynn is the author of three separate technical books released in 2015, The first entitled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”, published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation and released in April 2015. Her second book “Leading The Internal Audit Function” was released in October 2015 by Taylor & Francis Publications. This book serves as the initial launch for a series of leading practice internal audit and information technology publications. In addition, her third book “Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma” was released in December 2016.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate.