Brad Thies

Founder and President at BARR Advisory

Brad Thies is the founder and president of BARR Advisory, P.A., an assurance and advisory firm specializing in cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance. Brad speaks regularly at industry events such as ISACA conferences, and he is a member of AICPA’s Trust Information Integrity Task Force.

Latest Posts From Brad Thies

3 Steps to Implement SOC Reporting in Your Business

System and organization control reports are a vital part of businesses’ risk management programs. SOCs are market-driven reports that businesses worldwide rely on to assess risk. These reports use the latest accounting standard, SSAE 18 (which supersedes previously cited standards, including SSAE 16, AT-101, and SAS 70). Learn to implement SOC reporting in your business. Although SOC […]

four steps to mobile device management for employees

The Cloud-Based Company’s 4-Step Guide to Mobile Device Management

Thanks to the prevalence of bring-your-own-device programs and increasing reliance on mobile work, the need for high-quality mobile device management is higher than ever. To meet this demand, company leaders must understand what comprises a good Mobile Device Management (MDM) strategy and a 4-step guide to mobile device management — how to implement one effectively. Today’s […]

Security Teams Need to Be Prepared With an Incident Response Plan

Investors are more worried than ever about digital threats. Respondents to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 “Global Investor Survey” named cyberthreats the top threat to businesses — a leap from fifth place the previous year. Those fears are justified. Research published last December by SafeBreach, which studied 3,400 security breach methods, reported a malware infiltration success rate above 60 percent. Once inside […]