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MIKE SKINNER — 5 cybersecurity strategy mistakes you can’t afford to make

Read through your Twitter feed or turn on the news on any given day and one thing is evident: cyber attacks are happening in every industry and organization size. It is obvious that these attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, and we’re confident in stating that this trend will continue. Developing a cybersecurity strategy can give your organization the ...

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Bobo and Scott Elected to HORNE LLP’s Board of Directors

Joel Bobo, CPA, and John Scott, CPA, have been elected to HORNE LLP’s Board of Directors. Bobo, also elected to serve as the chair of the board, is the partner in charge of construction services where he provides assurance and advisory services to large privately owned companies. He also serves on HORNE’s technology steering committee and as a financial advisor ...

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MIKE SKINNER: Hackers don’t care about size

  Data or access to another organization’s data is what makes a target attractive, not the size of the organization. We hear it over and over – “why would a hacker target me? I don’t have any valuable data, plus my organization is small compared to X, Y, Z.” We are seeing more and more smaller organizations being attacked for ...

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HORNE promotes 19 at Ridgeland office

HORNE, an accounting and business advisory firm, recently announced the promotion of 19 Ridgeland team members. Haley Cushing (Construction), Supervisor Stephen Massey (Construction), Senior Associate Emily Carpenter (Construction), Senior Associate Brent Gay (Financial Institutions), Supervisor Cory Bass (Financial Institutions), Senior Associate Sarah Olander (Financial Institutions), Senior Associate Marla Saxton (People Growth and Engagement), Supervisor Peter Graves (Technology), Supervisor Brandie Turner ...

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WESLEY McGREW — Don’t let cybersecurity wag the dog

When “the tail is wagging the dog”, you know that something has gone wrong. Priorities are not straight, and a part of the system does not understand its role. Providers of offense-oriented security services, such as penetration testing and red team engagements (which I’ve described in previous articles), often make draconian recommendations that, in pursuit of least effort, wind up ...

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WESLEY McGREW: Cyber security for the road warrior

In my previous columns, I’ve been describing the benefits of having offense-oriented testing performed on your company’s network. This time around, I want to give some advice for the road warriors among you. Many of you have to travel for work, and present an attractive target to cyber criminals that want to steal trade secrets, customer information, or even infect ...

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HORNE hires Romero

HORNE LLP has hired Richard Romero, CVA, PAHM, CHFP, as a director in the accounting and business advisory firm’s healthcare focus area. Based out of the Nashville office, Romero serves clients nationwide as part of the firm’s healthcare valuation leadership team. Romero joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance, valuation and litigation support.

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BRAD FULLER — How much should you be spending on cybersecurity?

We often hear clients and prospective clients asking “How much should I be spending on cybersecurity?” That is a very complex question and one that is not easily answered without first having an understanding of what is meant by cybersecurity. There are many different versions of cybersecurity being pushed in the market and there is no “one size fits all” ...

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BRAD PIERCE: Why “I’m just not technical” is no longer an excuse in the C-Suite

I cannot tell you how many board presentations and meetings I have been in and heard “I am just not technical.” Not being “tech savvy” is no longer a valid excuse to not understanding the threats your organization faces and what needs to be done to provide protection. If you are in the budgeting, decision-making or approval process of technology ...

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