Staying on top of innovation is primarily technology-focused, however, there are many other implications behind new technologies and policies that accountants and business owners of all types should be aware of as they adapt. Innovation master and guru Joe Brunsman, of CPL Brokers, provides the tips and information you need to be aware of when it comes to fraud, cybersecurity law, liability, cyber insurance, and strategic technology adaptation.

As the accounting industry shifts and changes, and as hackers, scammers, and criminals get smarter, risks of not staying on top of security and liability concerns can prove to be detrimental or even completely destructive. In an increasingly digital and virtual world, data privacy cannot be overlooked, and cybersecurity measures cannot be left without significant infrastructure investment. On the Masters of Innovation, you’ll consistently hear about the biggest stories in the areas that pose the most risk to accountants, CPA firms, and business owners, and get immediately applicable and useful insights to address the various concerns.

  • Episodes

MOI: Dirty Dozen Part 1

With each new year, the IRS comes out with their new list of the 12 most popular scams to watch out for – or as we like to call them, The Dirty Dozen! Over the next 4 weeks, we’ll go through these and let you know what you need to watch out for –...

MOI: The Death of Crypto Currency

Did you know that in 1933, FDR and the federal government pushed a narrative that caused many people to voluntarily give up their gold, by saying private holding of it made the depression worse? Could we see this happen now with crypto currency, as...

MOI: What Will Be the Next Major Data Breach for Accounting Firms?

Do you think there will be a massive data breach on an accounting firm via vendor software in the upcoming two years? Our master of all things cybersecurity and liability, Joe Brunsman, thinks so! It won’t be a major player – they’re too secure;...

MOI: SolarWinds Hack – The US Government Data Breach

In early 2020, the U.S. Government Data was breached by hackers in an absolute master class of cyber-hackery. Many people outside the realm of technology or governmental business did not hear about it, but it created widespread impact. While there...

MOI: Three Cyber Controls You Are Missing

Technology is rapidly changing, and while there are many benefits to this, there are also more dangers! The 'bad guys' are getting better at adapting and taking advantage of new technology, so it is important that firm owners for themselves and...

MOI: Gig Economy Concerns

The gig economy continues to be a growing part of our industry, but have you thought through some of the security and liability concerns with utilizing contractors and third parties? Especially when it comes to handling sensitive data, as us CPAs...
  • About The Host

Joe is the resident cybersecurity expert, the VP & CCO at Chesapeake Professional Liability Brokers, and the founder of Brunsman Advisory Group. He has a deep and thorough understanding of cyber law, cyber insurance, and general insurance, with a passion for forensic accounting and fraud identification. He is a best-selling author, public speaker, and insurance broker focusing on professional liability (E&O), Employment Practices, and Cyber Insurance coverages.

As host of the Masters of Innovation, Joe provides valuable insights and tips that firm leaders and industry professionals need to be aware of in order to remain secure and out of liability due to a variety of issues, especially cyber breaches. Rather than waiting until you have to call him up to address the aftermath of a cyber attack or data breach, Joe provides information on what you can do to protect yourself and your firm before it happens.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles found in nationwide magazines, reviews CPA Journal manuscripts on technical and cybersecurity topics, and has authored several best-selling books on insurance, including ‘True Course: The Definitive Guide for CPA Practice Insurance’, ‘Open Before Crisis: Cyber Insurance for CPA Firms’, and most recently ‘Damage Control: Cyber Insurance and Compliance’ which can be downloaded for free through http://www.cplbrokers.com/book2. For any questions, concerns, or inquiries into the cyber-dimension, let us know so Joe can touch on the subject in future episodes of MOI.