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Network Security: Building Resiliency

GRF Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Scorecard Blog Series     It’s not just about disruption or inconvenience. A compromised technology incident can have a detrimental impact on your organization’s processes, mission, and reputation. A review of your external network security risk should include looking at any risk that is related to your perimeter network – or…

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Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management | Businesses and Individuals, Government Contractors, International NGOs, Nonprofits and Associations

DDoS Resiliency: Protecting Against the Attack of the Robots

GRF Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Scorecard Blog Series     Your website is essential for promoting your nonprofit organization’s mission. However, bad actors often target nonprofit websites for attack, assuming they are not as protected as commercial sites. One hacker strategy is to bring the site down entirely through a denial of service attack. That’s where…

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Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management | Businesses and Individuals, Government Contractors, International NGOs, Nonprofits and Associations

Email Security: Don’t let attackers in through the front door

GRF Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Scorecard Blog Series     Your email is a critical business function that needs to be constantly available and secured. Securing your email systems involves looking at the configuration of your email server, your mail exchange (MX) records, and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) to identify any potential vulnerabilities or misconfigurations….

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Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management | Businesses and Individuals, Government Contractors, International NGOs, Nonprofits and Associations

Attack Surface: Are all your systems’ access points secure?

GRF Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Scorecard Blog Series     Anything freely available on the internet and open to users can be a point of attack for a malicious actor. To prevent unauthorized access to your network and systems, it’s crucial to understand the vulnerabilities of your network. The term “attack surface” refers to the total…

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Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

Moving Accounts Payable and Vendor Management Functions from Paper Trails to Information Superhighway

Another year has come to a close, and a new one starts. Trends and countless surveys are showing that forcing a return to 100% in-office work will not bode well for organizations. “The great resignation” is happening in part because talented team members know that they can find employee-first organizations who understand there’s no reason…

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Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

Accounting Technology Tips & Tricks of The Month

This month’s “Tips & Tricks” are keyboard shortcuts for Sage Intacct. The following shortcuts are available within a standard browser or are exclusive to Sage Intacct. Actions   Record and Transaction Data Entry Enter Date Calculations Shortcuts Contact GRF’s Accounting Technology Services (ATS) team offers clients only the best software products on the market today…

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Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals

Top 3 Takeaways from the 2021 Sage Transform Conference

By Luis Rivera Members of GRF CPAs & Advisors’ ATS & OAAS Teams Photographed Above Cloud-based market leader Sage Intacct recently held its annual Transform event, from November 8th– 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Due to Covid-19, Sage Intacct offered both in-person & virtual options with a turnout of over 1,000 attendees in-person. Formerly Sage…

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Ebook: How to Make Period-End Accounting Stress-Free with Accounts Receivable Automation

Closing month-end books and managing the myriad year-end tasks can be a stressful time for any finance team. Between reconciling accounts, counting inventory, and ensuring that your business stays compliant with tax and regulatory laws, every member of the finance team has their hands full at the end of the fiscal year. Thankfully, you can…

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Forward-Looking FP&A by the New Year

Of all the finance and accounting functions in an organization, one of the most rapidly growing is Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). As defined by Gartner, “Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is a set of four activities that support an organization’s financial health: planning and budgeting, integrated financial planning, management and performance reporting, and forecasting…

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Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

The 3 Keys to Accurate, Consistent, and Timely Financial Reporting for Professional Services Firms

This post was originally published on the Sage Intacct Blog Achieving a state of accurate, consistent, and timely financial reporting is not without its challenges. Certainly, for professional services firms with fluctuating demand, new market opportunities and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reporting needs, financial reporting is vastly more complex and often includes a “need it…

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