Brad Thies

Brad Thies is the founder and president of BARR Advisory, 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. Brad’s advice has been featured in Entrepreneur, Small Business CEO, and Information Security Buzz. Prior to founding BARR, Brad managed KPMG's risk consulting division. He is a CPA and CISA.
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System Vulnerabilities Are an Issue for Everyone in the Cloud Environment

By Brad Thies | February 12, 2019

System Vulnerabilities Are an Issue for Everyone Over the past decade, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of companies relying on cloud services. Given the nature of the cloud as a shared-resource environment, threats that infiltrate the

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SOC Reporting Requirements You Need to Know in a Cloud Environment

By Brad Thies | December 13, 2018

SOC Reporting Requirements Security lapses in some of the world’s biggest companies continue to appear in news headlines, and information security is top of mind for businesses. Perhaps as a result, SOC reports are becoming a standard due diligence request

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Avoid Breaking the Bank to Protect Your IT by Automating These 3 Departments

By Brad Thies | October 9, 2018

Protect Your IT by Automating In the big data world, companies have more information than any human (or team of humans) can consume. New software arrives every minute, servers go up and down, data streams in, and businesses still expect

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies | November 15, 2017

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

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