Episode 293: In 5 Steps: A Security Audit to Protect Vendor Data and Avoid Fraud
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by Debra R Richardson
1d ago
When was the last time you reviewed your security roles and what access is included?  Reduce the potential for fraud by restricting who has access to your vendor data.  Why?  Because the less non-vendor team members that have access to sensitive data, the less potential for them to be social engineered into giving it away - resulting in fraud.  Discover how the vendor team can implement a security audit with minimal IT input - in 5 steps.   Keep Listening.   Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, inte ..read more
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Episode 292: If You Are Afraid Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Take Your Job – Make It Your Job By Tackling These
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by Debra R Richardson
1w ago
If you are worried that artificial intelligence will take your job that’s a sign that you need to take control and flip that around.  Use Artificial Intelligence tools to keep your job!    Keep Listening.  Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team.  Links mentioned in the podcast + oth ..read more
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Episode 290: One Step You Are Probably Not Doing with the Confirmation Phone Call – But Here are Reasons it Why It Might Not Work For You
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by Debra R Richardson
3w ago
I recently spoke at an in-person conference and while there I attended a session where an accounts payable practitioner revealed what they are doing when making the confirmation call that surprised other attendees – me included.   Keep Listening.   Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team ..read more
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Episode 289: ChatGPT-4o Is Here and Triggers These Reminders to Avoid Exposing Vendor Data That Can Lead to Fraud
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by Debra R Richardson
1M ago
I now have access to the newest ChatGPT / GPT-4o, the “Omnimodel”.  The capabilities of this new model triggers reminders to the vendor team to not expose vendor data that can lead to fraud while using this technology.  Keep Listening.    Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team.  &nb ..read more
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Episode 288: New Nacha Rule Could Help To Avoid Payment Fraud. Here is What to Look For
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by Debra R Richardson
1M ago
You may be getting some help from banks finally on avoiding fraudulent payments.  Hear what new Nacha rule is behind it, when it will go into effect, and what to look for, so….. Keep Listening.    Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team.   Links mentioned in the podcast + other helpf ..read more
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Episode 287: Replay! Bank Failures, Mergers and Acquisitions – What the Vendor Team Must Do
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by Debra R Richardson
1M ago
Remember when Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank failed in March of 2023?  Those were the first bank failures since October of 2020 and news was everywhere.  Well, there have been 4 more bank failures since then with the latest one in April of 2024.  What should the vendor team do?  Keep Listening.  Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ ho ..read more
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Episode 286: I Experimented With Voice Cloning, Here is What it Sounded Like
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by Debra R Richardson
1M ago
I experimented with generative artificial intelligence or generative AI – voice cloning for an upcoming webinar on avoiding payment fraud from deepfakes.  Wasn’t expecting this….  Keep Listening.  Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team.  Links mentioned in the podcast + other helpful res ..read more
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Episode 285: 4 Ways to Secure Your Vendor Remittance Address From Unauthorized Changes
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by Debra R Richardson
2M ago
You may worry about vendor banking information and preventing fraudulent electronic payments – however, both internal and external fraudsters are after your checks.  If you want to make sure you are protecting remittance addresses for your checks…. Keep Listening.  Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendo ..read more
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Episode 284: Free and Paid Resources to Validate Vendor Banking Details - Updated for 2024
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by Debra R Richardson
2M ago
Validating Vendor Banking information is critical to 1) make sure payments are successful; and 2) to validate you are paying your actual vendor and not a cybercriminal.  There have been some changes in resources for 2024, so if you want to hear the updated resources……   Keep Listening.    Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live an ..read more
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Episode 283: 8 Most Common Behavioral Warning Signs of Internal Fraud According to the ACFE
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by Debra R Richardson
2M ago
Most internal fraudsters display at least one of eight (8) red flags that fraud is occurring.  Do you know what to look for?   Keep Listening.    Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help implementing authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraudulent payments, regulatory fines or bad vendor data. Check out my new Vendor Process Training Center for 116+ hours of weekly live and on-demand training for the Vendor team.    Links mentioned in the podcast + other helpful resources:      ACFE Occup ..read more
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