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Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co. | Blue & Co, LLC | Cybersecurity and Data Management Practice

Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co.

The following article was made available and moderated by Ray Paprocki, publisher and general manager at Columbus CEO. In this article, Ray interviews Tom Skoog, the Cybersecurity and Data Management practice leader at Blue & Co., LLC. Columbus CEO Virtual Roundtable: Cybersecurity The U.S. government recently blamed the Russians for a major hack of federal […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry | Department of Defense | Webinar Construction |

On-Demand Webinar: New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry

This session was presented on both December 9 and December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. During both sessions, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, led a discussion on the upcoming DoD cybersecurity requirements and how it will potentially impact construction firms who work with DoD contracts. Topics […]

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Importance of Data in Industry 4.0 | Manufacturing | Industry 4.0

On-Demand Webinar: Importance of Data in Industry 4.0

Join Us! On Tuesday, December 15, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Stephen Stringer, CPA, led a discussion on Industry 4.0 and how manufacturers can best collect, manage, and protect data. They discussed: Technological innovations in manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Why data is so important to manufacturers of all sizes and how […]

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Gold lock on a laptop keyboard | FBI Warns Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Healthcare System | IT Consulting Services | Healthcare Consulting Services | Blue and Co. LLC

FBI Warns Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Healthcare System

Health systems are being warned by federal officials that cybercriminals are preparing to unleash a wave of ransomware attacks designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. It is anticipated by federal authorities this attack will occur this weekend. The attackers are utilizing […]

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NFP Cybersecurity Risks

Is Your NFP Organization at Risk?

Cyber Security Vulnerabilities In light of the recent Blackbaud data breach, we are reminded of the importance of ensuring your data is secure and being aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. What should be done to address the risks? Not-for-profit organizations handle sensitive data every day, which makes them a prime target for an attacker. Reputation is […]

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Podcast: How Manufacturers can Fight Cyberattacks

Podcast: How Manufacturers can Fight Cyberattacks

Tom Skoog, principal and Cybersecurity and Data Management Leader at Blue & Co., sat down with the Ohio CPA Society to discuss cyber security in the manufacturing industry. Tom discussed why some manufacturers believe it will never happen to them, how cyber criminals find their targets, how manufacturers can protect themselves and much more. Listen […]

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Remote working webinar

On-Demand Webinar: Working Remotely & Securely: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

In the current climate, more organizations are being forced into remote work scenarios, whether or not they’re ready. We put together this webinar to discuss best practices and lessons learned to help you be successful in this new environment. We will cover the following topics: Organizational Lessons Learned Technology Basics (for your people) Technology Basics […]

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Construction and Engineering Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Construction and Engineering Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is the use of software tools or modern-day programming languages to partially or fully automate human activities that are manual, rules-based, and repetitive. Below are some great use cases and good candidates for RPA in construction and engineering companies. If you would like to learn more about Robotic Process Automation […]

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Food and Beverage Industry Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Food and Beverage Industry Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is the use of software tools or modern-day programming languages to partially or fully automate human activities that are manual, rules-based, and repetitive. Below are some great use cases and good candidates for RPA in food and beverage companies. If you would like to learn more about Robotic Process Automation […]

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Manufacturing Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Manufacturing Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is the use of software tools or modern-day programming languages to partially or fully automate human activities that are manual, rules-based, and repetitive. Below are some great use cases and good candidates for RPA in manufacturing companies. If you would like to learn more about Robotic Process Automation and things […]

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Getting Started with Robotic Process Automation

Getting Started with Robotic Process Automation

The business information technology landscape has seen many changes and developments over the last 50 years, since a large accounting firm implemented the first business application (payroll) at GE Appliance Park in Louisville, KY (January 1954). It took several trucks to transport the machine that processed that simple application because it weighed 30 tons. The […]

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Are Patient Records Safer Now Than Before HIPAA Became Law

Are Patient Records Safer Now Than Before HIPAA Became Law?

Since HIPAA was originally signed into law in 1996, it has seen five major changes, each intended to make patient information “more safe.” Recently, some clients have been asking us if we think medical records are safer today than before the original HIPAA legislation was passed. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is a resounding […]

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Webinars

Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co. | Blue & Co, LLC | Cybersecurity and Data Management Practice

Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co.

The following article was made available and moderated by Ray Paprocki, publisher and general manager at Columbus CEO. In this article, Ray interviews Tom Skoog, the Cybersecurity and Data Management practice leader at Blue & Co., LLC. Columbus CEO Virtual Roundtable: Cybersecurity The U.S. government recently blamed the Russians for a major hack of federal […]

Learn More
Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry | Department of Defense | Webinar Construction |

On-Demand Webinar: New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry

This session was presented on both December 9 and December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. During both sessions, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, led a discussion on the upcoming DoD cybersecurity requirements and how it will potentially impact construction firms who work with DoD contracts. Topics […]

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Importance of Data in Industry 4.0 | Manufacturing | Industry 4.0

On-Demand Webinar: Importance of Data in Industry 4.0

Join Us! On Tuesday, December 15, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Stephen Stringer, CPA, led a discussion on Industry 4.0 and how manufacturers can best collect, manage, and protect data. They discussed: Technological innovations in manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Why data is so important to manufacturers of all sizes and how […]

Learn More
Gold lock on a laptop keyboard | FBI Warns Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Healthcare System | IT Consulting Services | Healthcare Consulting Services | Blue and Co. LLC

FBI Warns Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Healthcare System

Health systems are being warned by federal officials that cybercriminals are preparing to unleash a wave of ransomware attacks designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. It is anticipated by federal authorities this attack will occur this weekend. The attackers are utilizing […]

Learn More
NFP Cybersecurity Risks

Is Your NFP Organization at Risk?

Cyber Security Vulnerabilities In light of the recent Blackbaud data breach, we are reminded of the importance of ensuring your data is secure and being aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. What should be done to address the risks? Not-for-profit organizations handle sensitive data every day, which makes them a prime target for an attacker. Reputation is […]

Learn More