Members of Warren Averett’s Security, Risk and Controls Group Speak at TechBirmingham’s CyberNow Summit

Written on May 26, 2022

The firm’s own Paul Perry, FHFMA, CISM, CITP, CPA, CDPSE, and Justin Headley, CISSP, CISA, CDPSE, CRISC, of our Birmingham accounting and advisory office recently spoke at TechBirmingham’s CyberNow Summit.

From May 11 through May 13, TechBirmingham’s CyberNow Summit was a three-day event that brought together the region’s cybersecurity professionals for training, networking and business development. The hybrid conference had over 30 speakers and 20 sponsors.

On Wednesday, May 11, Justin Headley’s presentation, Understanding Third-Party Risk Management and Due Diligence for Your Critical Vendors, explored how business leaders can assess risk from third-party vendors as organizations continue to outsource critical services and third-party breaches dominate the daily news headlines.

“Speaking at the CyberNow Summit was a wonderful experience,” said Headley. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to share insights with businesses on ways they can strengthen their cybersecurity practices.”

Headley has been with the firm since 2016, and he has more than ten years of combined public accounting and industry experience. He is a Senior Manager in the firm’s Security, Risk and Controls Group.

As the lunch keynote speaker on May 11, Paul Perry’s session, Awareness Culture Shift for Cybersecurity, covered why it is vital to have a mindset shift to adequately respond to cybersecurity issues. He explored what is causing some of the confusion, updated attendees on some of the latest trends and talked about what can be done on business and personnel levels to guard against current and future threats.

“It was an honor to be a keynote speaker for the CyberNow Summit,” said Perry. “I am passionate about helping organizations minimize their risk and maximize their peace of mind.”

Perry has been with the firm since 2004 and is a Member and the Practice Leader of the firm’s Security, Risk and Controls Group.

Warren Averett’s Security, Risk and Controls Group offers a full spectrum of risk management, compliance, internal controls and consulting services that can help keep data safe. They utilize industry-leading frameworks to efficiently evaluate a company’s control environment, technology and security controls to add improved security to the organization.

Learn more about Warren Averett’s Security, Risk and Controls Group or our Birmingham CPAs and advisors.

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