About Timothy O'Hara

Tim has over twenty years’ experience in Information Management including financial accounting, auditing, innovation and process improvement. He understands the relationship between data and business and how these are supported by technology. Tim holds bachelor degree Accounting from the University of Scranton, M.S. in Business Analytics and Forensic Accounting with honors from Benedictine University. His Capstone, Staying Ahead of Cybercriminals, was recently distributed in a Governance Journal more than 6000 subscribers. Tim is an active CPA, CGMA, Certified in COSO Internal Control, and recently attained a Cybersecurity Certificate from the American Institute of CPAs.

Insurance may not cover your losses from Funds Transfer Fraud and Business Email Compromise

Part One of a Three Part Series It is no secret that funds transfer fraud, aka Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC), is on the rise to both businesses and consumers. These losses occur when a threat actor, though social engineering or computer intrusion techniques, can effect an unauthorized transfer of funds [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:09:58-06:00October 20th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Insurance may not cover your losses from Funds Transfer Fraud and Business Email Compromise

Illinois CPA Society’s 2017 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Event Recap

Peters & Associates would like to thank the Ilinois CPA Society for inviting us to speak at its August 2017 educational event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.  As the day kicked off, our panel of speakers brought perspective to the largest cyber security challenges facing executives today: •  Fraudulent Instruction •  Ransomware [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:10:59-06:00September 13th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Illinois CPA Society’s 2017 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Event Recap

Chicago IMA Chapter – January 2017 Educational Event

Peters & Associates would like to thank the Chicago | Institute of Management Accountants  for inviting us to speak at its January 2017 educational event at the Metropolitan Club.  The speakers  focused on the unique needs, opportunities, and challenges faced by executives in governing and managing security in publicly traded and private entities today.  Here [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:17:56-06:00January 30th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Chicago IMA Chapter – January 2017 Educational Event

Third Party Risk/Avoiding Business Disruption

I was honored to host the Third Party Risk Avoiding Business Disruption event in Oak Brook  last week. It was well-attended and interactive. The speakers  focused on the unique needs, opportunities, and challenges faced by executives in governing and managing Third Party Risk in publicly traded and private entities today. A significant amount of information was [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:41:05-06:00November 21st, 2016|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Third Party Risk/Avoiding Business Disruption