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Chris Ellingwood

Chris Ellingwood is a Senior Manager in BerryDunn’s Management Consulting and Information Technology Consulting Groups. He works closely with staff and clients to supervise SSAE 18 engagements. Chris leads BerryDunn’s team in SOC engagements of state lotteries, the pari-mutuel industry, financial institutions, insurance companies and third-party administrators. He also specializes in IT assurance services, technology planning, and software development life cycle consulting.
The SOC 2 Update — How will it affect you?

Is your organization a service provider that hosts or supports sensitive customer data, (e.g., personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII))? If so, you need to be aware of a recent decision by the American...

The 2017 Top IT Security Risks: Everything is Connected

As the technology we use for work and at home becomes increasingly intertwined, security issues that affect one also affect the other and we must address security risks at both levels.

When the skies clear: web-hosting outage hits Amazon Data Centers

During my lunch in sunny Florida while traveling for business, enjoying a nice reprieve from another cold Maine winter, I checked my social media account. I noticed several postings about people having nothing to do at work because their...

Top 10 List of IT Security Risks for 2015

As we look forward to a fresh start in 2015, many of us reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. This year, as an IT security professional, I can reflect back on 2014 and say with confidence that while technology rapidly modernizes,...

High Stakes, but Not a Game: Due Diligence on Your Vendors

Many joke that regulating bodies, be it the government or an authoritative board, are an accounting firm’s best friend. The more regulations, laws, and standards are put in place, the more organizations need assessments, reviews, and audits from a...

Social engineering: Is your business a target?

Social engineering—have you heard this phrase lately? It’s popular in IT security circles, but applies to all of us.


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