December 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a plethora of new opportunities for hackers to steal personal information and business data. More workers than ever are adapting to remote work while organizations scramble to mitigate threats to data and privacy. What are the best methods to prevent fraud during this unprecedented change to our working environment?

This interactive discussion covered how fraud has evolved during the pandemic with real world examples of the impacts to affected organizations. Learn fundamental strategies to mitigate cyber risk and circumvent data breaches at various levels of the organization. Our fraud experts also discussed best practices and internal controls to ensure that your sensitive information is protected.

Topics and Questions

  • The increase in fraudulent activity
  • Implementing strategy and controls
  • Security awareness training
  • Third-party due diligence
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • New technologies to protect your organization

For additional information on current cybersecurity challenges, review these resources for fraud and cybersecurity insights and best practices.

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Walt Derengowski, CPA, CFE | Partner, Audit

Mr. Derengowski has over 15 years of public accounting experience with GRF CPAs & Advisors servicing the nonprofit sector exclusively. He manages audits for a wide variety of nonprofit clients like trade associations, charitable organizations, nongovernmental organizations, private foundations, political action committees and other similar institutions. He frequently travels internationally working with clients to audit federal award programs in accordance with the Uniform Guidance/OMB Circulars.


Mac Lillard, CPA, CFE, CISA, CRISC, CITP, PCIP | Audit Risk and Advisory Supervisor

Mr. Lillard  is an Audit & Risk Advisory Service Supervisor with GRF CPAs & Advisors. He performs a variety of audit work to ensure the client’s internal controls are appropriate and compliant with donor requirements.  Additionally, he helps clients evaluate their risk universe and provide recommendations to ensure they operate in the most strategic and efficient manner. He has been with the firm since 2014.