Ideas & Insights

Ideas & Insights

California Vaping Executive Order: The Bad (and Good) News for Cannabis Businesses

by Linda Hurley, Assurance Partner and Leader of the MGO | ELLO Alliance Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice.  On September 16th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-18-9, the first state-wide effort to…

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Cybersecurity Culture: Empowering Your Employees

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by Joshua Silberman, IT / Cyber Security Consultant, MGO Technology Group Are your employees comfortable telling leadership about a potential problem at your company? Now ask yourself, are they comfortable telling leadership about a potential…

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The Real Oversight is NOT Having an Audit Committee

By JIM GODSEY, CPA, CGMA, PARTNER, MGO Everything Changes, Except When It Doesn’t Time and time again we’ve seen reactions to various accounting scandals, after which new policies, procedures, and legislation are created and implemented.…

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Credential Harvesting: What You Need to Know about this Emerging Cyber Threat

by Karl Kispert, Managing Director, MGO Technology Group For many years, malware viruses have been the go-to tool for cyber attackers – and as a result, cybersecurity protocols and training have been engineered to minimize…

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Living Your Vision, Part 2: How to Create an Honest Brand for Your Present & Future

What is a “brand” and how does one go about creating it? A brand is a footprint. A brand is how you are seen, perceived, and remembered. It involves both real world and social media…

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Cyber Hygiene: State Auditor Says It’s Time for State Agencies to Clean Up Their IT Act

By Karl Kispert On July 16, 2019, the auditor of the State of California released a report taking to task at least 21 state agencies for not meeting adequate cyber security standards. The auditor claims…

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Tech Lockdown: Prepare Now or Pay (Much More) Later

By Mark Cousineau, CPA & Karl Kispert Most businesses rely heavily upon technology and, arguably, it’s one of your soundest business assets. But what happens when your technology leaves you vulnerable, such as in the…

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Lessons from the AMCA Breach: Manage 3rd Party Vendor Risk with Three Steps

By many estimations, nearly half of all data breaches in 2018 occurred not as a direct result of an attack or negligence by the victim, but due to a breach at a third party vendor…

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Living Your Vision Part 1

This article begins a new journey for you the reader and for us as well. Through this series of editorials we are going to try to help you create a path that will enable you…

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TAX ALERT: Details of California’s “Wayfair” Nexus Law

California is one of several states now incorporating requirements for sale tax collection from online retailers located outside the state but delivering goods to buyers within. Based on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South…

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