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B.Y.O.D.

B.Y.O.D.

“Bring your own device,” or “B.Y.O.D,” is a concept that an increasing number of companies are implementing. B.Y.O.D allows employees to use their personally-owned devices in the work place. These devices can range from laptops and tablets to cell phones and flash drives. While B.Y.O.D may be a good plan in theory – employees can work with devices they are comfortable using - It is important for employers to thoroughly consider the implications and potential pitfalls before implementing a B.Y.O.D policy. Consider, for example, the following key areas regarding the security of corporate information and infrastructure:
Debits, Credits, and…Edits?

Debits, Credits, and…Edits?

As accountants, we know the significance of numbers.  But in the process of balancing our debits and credits, it is easy to forget the significance of words.  Although it’s important to develop and maintain our skills in spreadsheets, calculations, and analysis, our writing skills are just as important.
Social Media in Fraud Investigations

Social Media in Fraud Investigations

There’s no denying it: social media has changed the way we interact with each other. People are tweeting live from events, “checking in” on Facebook, posting pictures to Instagram and commenting on, liking or sharing just about everything. The amount of personal information that social media users willingly put “out there” is staggering.
Time off to discover fraud

Time off to discover fraud

Regardless of the time of year, employees will always have reasons to come and go in the office. Vacations, conferences and meetings are a regular part of most employees' daily schedules.  So rather than worrying about the empty chair they ...
Preventing fraud during the holidays

Preventing fraud during the holidays

As we discussed in last week’s blog post, there can be more fraud during the holiday season for a variety of reasons. A few quick steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability to fraud include: Be present – The perception of detection is ...