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WHY IS CYBERSECURITY IMPORTANT?

Did you know there is a ransomware attack every 11 seconds, up from 39 seconds in 2019? That’s why Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about making security a priority. Follow these helpful tips from Stinnett and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. Cybersecurity is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unlawful access or criminal […]

Melinda Stinnett to be Inducted to OSU Spears School Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business Hall of Fame will honor its 2021 inductee, Melinda Stinnett, managing director of Stinnett and Associates, at a banquet Nov. 12. “I got teary when [Spears Business Dean] Ken Eastman called to share the news with me,” Stinnett said. “It’s especially meaningful when I think about clients and […]

SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY QUICK WINS

Small businesses are quickly deploying various technologies to better serve their customers and manage their business more efficiently. Different kinds of technologies, however, come with a variety of risks and require alternative strategies for protection. Follow these “Quick Wins” as a starting point to help outline your organization’s security awareness training program. EMAIL SECURITY Require […]

Stinnett & DIGATEX Announce Partnership to Enable Digital Transformation Programs Across Supply Chains

Sept. 28, 2021 – Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm specializing in risk management solutions and DIGATEX, experts in digital assets, today announced a partnership to enhance digital transformation programs across supply chains for clients. “Digital innovation is no longer a choice. It’s a necessary disruption that should be confronted deliberately to drive business […]

Cybersecurity Insurance is Changing. Does Your Organization Have What it Takes To Acquire or Renew?

The insurance markets are shifting their thinking on underwriting cybersecurity insurance. If you missed Stinnett’s Sept. 28 cyber roundtable discussing this hot topic, you can still tune in and hear from industry experts what organizations need to be doing to prepare for these changes. Can you now prove the effectiveness of your security controls as […]

Are You Ready for the TSA Pipeline Security Directive 2021-02 Audit?

On July 20, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the first of two security directives aimed at the pipeline industry. The first directive required critical infrastructure pipeline operators to (1) report confirmed and potential cybersecurity incidents to CISA; (2) designate a Cybersecurity Coordinator to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; […]

Employee Engagement in 2021: What’s Feedback Got to Do With it? ‎

The definition of “feedback” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event, or process…”[1] As auditors, we should be great at this. We constantly give and receive feedback on our work through review notes. We should be masters of feedback! But are we? It doesn’t take much searching […]

BROWN JOINS STINNETT AS HOUSTON MANAGER

Stinnett is pleased to announce that Reggie Brown has joined the firm as a Manager based in its Houston office. He will be an integral part of Stinnett’s Supply Chain Service Line. Reggie is an accomplished procurement, supply chain and data analytics professional with over 15 years experience across multiple industries including consumer packaged goods […]

Supplier Vetting: Picking Your Team!

Supplier vetting is one of the most basic steps in supplier management. It’s as basic as blocking and tackling or passing, dribbling, and shooting, or batting, bowling, and fielding or dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging! While simple, the importance and potential impact of supplier vetting on your overall supply chain and organizational health is […]