October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

OCD Tech OCD IT AuditWith every day that passes, we read frightening headlines of data breaches, theft, ransomware, and other acts that give us all pause. Just yesterday a high-profile hotel chain warned customers that their credit card information, including the cardholders’ names, has been stolen by hackers. Though early in the investigation, it’s believed the hackers broke in and maintained their access for almost a year.

A recent poll found 52% of respondents anticipate their company will be compromised in some sort of attack in the next year. Other responses in the same survey indicated low confidence in existing solutions, as well as concern over the security of mobile devices. Others indicated their biggest area of concern was spear-phishing, the attempt to obtain usernames, passwords, and other information from targeted individuals.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. If you’re concerned about how secure your company is, call O’Connor & Drew’s IT Audit & Security Team today. We specialize in helping businesses gauge where they stand against best practices and deliver specific, practical, and cost-conscious advice and training to help your organization improve.

Contact us at 617.471.1120 or ndelena@ocd.com to schedule your assessment.

Nick DeLena

About Nick DeLena

Nick works in concert with internal senior management to scope and budget engagements. He provides oversight and training to existing staff. Nick’s prior engagements includes SOX compliance, SAS70, and FFIEC compliance. In addition to Nick’s 5 years audit and advisory experience, he also has 12 years in various IT operations, analyst, and compliance positions.



Nick DeLena
Author: Nick DeLena
Nick works in concert with internal senior management to scope and budget engagements. He provides oversight and training to existing staff. Nick’s prior engagements includes SOX compliance, SAS70, and FFIEC compliance. In addition to Nick’s 5 years audit and advisory experience, he also has 12 years in various IT operations, analyst, and compliance positions.