Vendor Pre-Qualification: What we Learned From Our Own Process

While considering the steps necessary to complete the vendor prequalification process, it is important for your organization to come prepared with the right information. At Barnes Dennig, we help companies gain credibility with their vendors every day by generating CPA-provided SOC reports.  However, the tables were turned when we found

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Department of Education Tightens Data Requirements

Cyber attacks on universities and colleges have been on the rise over the past few years. As a result, the Department of Education (DoE) has released guidance that will regulate data security practices in the education industry under the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act (GLBA). The DoE will require universities and colleges to

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Data Breaches Will Continue to Rise in 2018

While 2017 may have been a great year overall for technology, it felt like we were hearing about a new breach or hack every day. As a result, it became alarming at how vulnerable our personal information and the information of our clients is and will continue to be. Below

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Former Controller Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

A former controller for G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. plead guilty to a wire fraud charge, and will serve 96 months in prison.  Fortunately for G&J, the individual also agreed to repay $7,700,000 of the alleged $8,700,000 in fraudulent losses. According to the FBI, the former controller created a separate, illegitimate

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Forensic Accounting – What it is and When you Need it

You’ve probably heard of a “forensic accountant” or “certified fraud examiner” before, but what exactly do these titles mean? More importantly, how do you know if you or your company could use one? A forensic accountant is a professional who assists individuals or companies in expected or actual litigation matters,

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