David Lam Featured in Cybersecurity Roundtable | L.A. Times
February 25, 2021 In the News
David Lam Featured in Cybersecurity Roundtable | L.A. Times

“How can C-suiters and IT teams sleep better at night when there are so many mounting threats to our digital security? Los Angeles Times Brand Publishing turned to four uniquely knowledgeable cybersecurity experts for their thoughts and insights about threats businesses face in today’s digital world, and what executives can do to safeguard the privacy […]

Michael Kaplan Named One of Billboard’s 2021 Top Business Managers
February 22, 2021 In the News
Michael Kaplan Named One of Billboard’s 2021 Top Business Managers

Congratulations to our managing partner, Michael Kaplan, on being recognized as one of Billboard’s top business managers for the 6th consecutive year.

Your Computers & Privacy: Ready or Not, There They Go | LABJ
February 16, 2021 In the News
Your Computers & Privacy: Ready or Not, There They Go | LABJ

by David Lam | Our right to privacy is being challenged in new and urgent ways. As consumers, we must be aware of the impact our choices have on privacy. As businesses, we must know our obligations to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) we collect from customers, employees, and others. This obligation has take on […]

If FireEye And The U.S. Government Can Be Hacked, What About Me? | Forbes
January 12, 2021 In the News
If FireEye And The U.S. Government Can Be Hacked, What About Me? | Forbes

by David Lam | On December 8, premier information security company FireEye released in a blog post that it had been hacked. Several days later, the U.S. government reported that many federal agencies were also breached as a result of a major attack on IT software provider SolarWinds. So, how can small or medium-size businesses possibly stay secure? Read […]

Michael Kaplan & Justine Ruffalo Named Among Business Managers Elite | Variety
November 11, 2020 In the News
Michael Kaplan & Justine Ruffalo Named Among Business Managers Elite | Variety

Congratulations Michael Kaplan and Justine Ruffalo on being named to Variety’s 2020 Business Managers Elite.

Agility is Key to Success in Post-Pandemic World | LABJ
November 10, 2020 In the News
Agility is Key to Success in Post-Pandemic World | LABJ

by Michael Kaplan | While the need for a business to be agile is not new, the hyper-fast, hyper-sensitive manifestation of that this year has really divided the herd – those that can and therefore become “Disruptors,” and those that cannot and are likely to fade out. So what does it mean for your business […]

Alexandra Chernyak named as a Woman of Influence in Accounting Industry
October 12, 2020 In the News
Alexandra Chernyak named as a Woman of Influence in Accounting Industry

The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Alexandra Chernyak among the 2020 Women of Influence: Accounting.

Strategic CFOs – The Gatekeepers of Security | LABJ
September 25, 2020 In the News
Strategic CFOs – The Gatekeepers of Security | LABJ

by David Lam | Advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are taking over traditional accounting functions, and the continued rise of operational and strategic CFOs has meant CFOs are more likely to have oversight of technical operations for the whole company. CFOs must take ownership of this technology and its concomitant security.

How To Stay Safe From Social Engineering | Forbes
September 11, 2020 In the News
How To Stay Safe From Social Engineering | Forbes

by David Lam | If a company as large as Twitter was the victim of a multilayer social engineering attack that successfully got to the very core of their operation, what does that mean for everyone else? What can you do to save yourself the horrible embarrassment and pain of being socially engineered, and, just […]

Using Personal Machines is High Risk | LABJ
July 7, 2020 In the News
Using Personal Machines is High Risk | LABJ

by David Lam | There’s a basic truth of personal computer security. If a hacker gets into your personal computer and you use that computer to access work systems, a hacker can access those work systems.  

A Brave New Accounting Industry | LABJ
June 22, 2020 In the News
A Brave New Accounting Industry | LABJ

“It’s not often that an entire industry has so much opportunity for innovation at one time, and it can be difficult to capitalize on it all as quickly as needed, but I think this year has shown us all that we’re a lot more adaptable than perhaps we even realized.” Read the full article here.

Nicholas Sanchez featured in Real Estate Strategies Roundtable | LABJ
June 11, 2020 In the News
Nicholas Sanchez featured in Real Estate Strategies Roundtable | LABJ

“If a tenant negotiates a deferral of rent into a subsequent year, such deferral may be reclassified as a loan and a portion of the rent may be deemed interest.” Read the full article here.