About Olivia Refile (Manager, CISSP, CISA)

Olivia Refile | Linford & Company

Olivia Refile (CISSP, CISA, CRISC, GSEC, ISO lead Auditor) specializes in SOC examinations for Linford & Co., LLP. She completed her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2010. Olivia started her career in IT Risk Management in 2010 specializing in internal, external audits as well as IT security risk assessments. Following her time in risk management Olivia moved solely into external IT Audit and is currently dedicated to performing SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations.

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Third party risk management

Vendor/Third-Party Risk Management: Best Practices

How to Appropriately Select Vendors and Also Manage and Monitor Their Associated Risks In this article, I will discuss what vendor risks are and the importance of why risk associated with vendors, in support of your business, should be identified and then monitored on an ongoing basis. Further, I will discuss how organizations can actually […]

Risk Management

Information Security Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide

Some people may not believe this, but information security’s purpose is, or should be, to serve the business and help the company understand and manage its overall risk. Sure, there are some security professionals that appear to have the goal of spending as much money as possible and getting the latest and greatest software, and there are also some that like to say “no”…for everything…all the time, but the good ones are there to help.

What is a virtual CISO?

Virtual CISO: What Is it? Services, Responsibilities, & Cost

According to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2019, 72% of organizations have a chief information security officer (CISO). Also, in that study, only 55% of organizations have an increasing security budget. For many small and mid-sized organizations, budgets are already tight, and hiring a full-time CISO may seem like a luxury. So how does an […]

Mobile device management

Mobile Device Management (MDM): Securing Your Mobile Workforce

Benefits and risks of a mobile workforce and strategies to help mitigate associated risks. Shopping for a mobile device management solution for your organization or simply considering bring your own device (BYOD)? Well, we all know the convenience and benefits regarding the use of mobile devices in an organization, some of which include: increased productivity […]

Information security roles & responsibilities

What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Information Security?

Information security is a hot topic and receives frequent headlines due to the weekly—if not daily—security breaches that occur on a global scale. At Linford & Co, we work with service providers on a regular basis to evaluate aspects of their information security by independently testing the design and operating effectiveness of their controls.

How to become a compliant SOC 2 data center

How to Become a Compliant SOC 2 Data Center

What is the process for my data center to become SOC 2 compliant? Many times, this question is asked of to audit firms when potential clients or current clients request to review a SOC 2 report conducted on your private services. This article will explain a high-level and straightforward overview of SOC 2 compliance as […]