Redpoint Cybersecurity provides superior information security services to a variety of markets, including law firms, asset managers and family offices, retail and manufacturing firms, and more. Our services are comprehensive and include network vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and system exploitation, security training, and a variety of consulting services ranging from governance and policy creation to vendor security due diligence, to IT and Compliance support.
Each of our engagements begins with a clear articulation and scoping of project goals and ends with a debrief to your management and IT staff, to ensure that our findings and recommendations are actionable and result in the improvement of your overall security and cyber risk management processes.
- How the Biden Administration’s Proposed Tax Plan Could Affect Your Real Estate BusinessAugust 9, 2021
There’s no telling what policies from President Biden’s new tax plan will pass through Congress, but what we do know is that there are some key items you should be aware of if your business is in the real estate industry.
- President Biden’s Tax Proposal and “The Perfect Storm” - What it means for real estate August 3, 2021
In the movie, The Perfect Storm, based on a true story, the captain of the commercial fishing vessel, the Andrea Gail, made the fateful decision to head to the Flemish Cap where he expected his luck would improve. He was right—the catch was great—and wrong—there was a perfect storm straight ahead. He attempted to ride through it, however, two colliding weather fronts and a strong hurricane were more than the Andrea Gail could weather, and the entire crew was lost at sea.
- Planning Ahead: Expected Changes for the Real Estate Industry July 15, 2021
The Trump Administration enacted one of the largest changes to the tax code when it passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs of 2017 (“TCJA”), which contained various provisions that resulted in significant benefits to the real estate industry, such as the pass-through deduction and the extension of bonus depreciation, to name a few. The question now is, how will this, and other long-standing federal policy norms that the real estate industry relies on to do business, all change under the Biden Administration?
- ‘Totally Inadequate’: CRE Tax Experts Say City Underestimating Extent Of FalloutJuly 2, 2021
New York City slashed property values this year, drastically reducing tax obligations for many commercial landlords across the city. But even with assessments down by more than 20% in some cases, some owners say the reductions are not nearly enough relief, given the circumstances, and are squaring up to fight the city with greater force than ever before.
- Business & Finance AwardsJune 30, 2021
Robert S. Gilman, CPA, CGMA, is an accounting and audit partner at Anchin and co-leader of the firm’s real estate group. He has extensive experience serving real estate owners, developers, and operators in both the commercial and residential sectors. Gilman advises his clients on day-today operations, tax saving opportunities, and transactional support that includes due diligence on the acquisition and disposition of real estate, 1031 exchanges, and opportunity zones. His experience extends to tax structuring on deals, securing financing, reviewing, and analyzing operating agreements and assisting with client investor relations for both domestic and international investors. Gilman also advises clients on financial and estate planning, budgeting, tax planning, and cash flow strategies. Many of his clients’ projects are built from the ground up and require intensive reviews of construction and ancillary costs. He also consults on compliance, accounting, and tax issues that impact the real estate industry.
- Securing Your Data: Practical Cybersecurity Steps for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) IndustriesJune 22, 2021
As the corporate world is evolving and becoming more accepting of working remotely, every company is facing an increased threat of cybercrimes. The average cost of a data breach continues to rise and was more than $8 million last year. Many of our clients ask us what they can practically do to help protect their organizations.
- Anchin: Personalized Accounting Services for Holistic GrowthJune 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to accounting firms and their clients, many of whom are still working on a strategy to combat this unprecedented situation. While CFOs and other finance professionals spent much of 2020 addressing the pandemic's hardships, in 2021 they will likely be shifting their focus toward implementing long-term plans to position their organizations for growth and profitability. Despite its toll on people and businesses, the pandemic has created an opportunity for accounting firm leaders to influence positive outcomes by reevaluating and adjusting their goals and executing wellthought-out strategies. As a result, advisory services are among the fastest-growing segments for firms such as Anchin, one of the country's leading accounting and advisory firms. Since the onset of the pandemic, Anchin’s team of professionals have made it a priority to assist their clients through COVID-19 related hardships including guiding clients through the transition to remote working, evaluating cash flow and costs, and providing them with continuous information and updates on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other incentives and programs.
- NYC Real Estate Biz is Fighting Bevy of New Taxes, RegulationsJune 15, 2021
The real estate industry is reeling in the face of new legislation, extended eviction moratoriums, environmental regulation and higher taxes. Now, trade organization and industry leaders vow to fight back.Most recently, industry executives are warning that the Biden administration’s plans to hike the tax on long term capital gains above $1 million from 20% to the top bracket would result in a top bracket rate of 43.4%. In late May, the administration also revealed that the capital gains tax hike would be retroactively applied to assets sold after April 2021.
- Biden Tax Proposal Would Squeeze Apartment-Building OwnersMay 11, 2021
The Biden proposal has yet to become part of a bill and passed by Congress. But property investors already view it as the latest threat to their business after the pandemic undercut many of the biggest real-estate categories. Widespread work-from-home policies have reduced office demand while travel restrictions have hurt hotel owners.
- Best Bosses 2021April 5, 2021
MARC WIEDER & ROBERT GILMAN Anchin, Block & Anchin As partners and co-leaders of the real estate practice group at Anchin, Block & Anchin, Marc Wieder and Robert Gilman lead a 36-member team that represents some of the biggest players in commercial real estate on everything from transactional guidance and 1031 exchanges to advisory on tax strategy to cash flow analysis. The duo has an impressive reputation among both clients and colleagues.
- Want Commercial Property Tax Relief? Don't Hold Your BreathMarch 28, 2021
Economic slumps traditionally set off battles between local governments trying to make up lost revenue by holding the line on property taxes and property owners trying to cut their taxes to be more in line with their diminished bottom lines.
For many commercial property owners, the pandemic-inspired recession has set that dynamic in play once again but with some new twists. For one thing, not all owners have had a hard time, such as most industrial owners. More importantly, tax experts say the prospect of a relatively short downturn might give taxing authorities the upper hand.
- Groups See Target on 1031 ExchangesMarch 26, 2021
Concern is mounting that the Biden Administration’s next policy package could eliminate a crucial tax break for commercial real estate owners, which could translate into lower transaction volumes and demand for lending.
- Anchin Opens Long Island Office to Accommodate Growing Team of Industry Experts March 4, 2021
Anchin is pleased to announce that it has opened an office on Long Island, in Uniondale, New York.
- Offensive vs. Defensive CybersecurityFebruary 2, 2021
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home order, the global market has become increasingly reliant on Internet connectivity and, most importantly, their IT infrastructure, to operate remotely. However, cyber criminals and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups have taken notice of this, and seek to exploit organizations that are not adequately prepared for a cyber attack. In fact, experts estimate that over 300,000 new variants of malware and potential unwanted programs are developed daily.
- Anchin’s Real Estate Group’s Robert Gilman and Marc Wieder Named to Crain’s New York’s 2021 Most Notable in Real EstateFebruary 2, 2021
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (“Anchin”), a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, today announced Robert Gilman and Marc Wieder, co-leaders of the Real Estate Group, have been recognized on Crain’s New York’s Notables in Real Estate list for 2021. The award honors real estate executives who have significantly impacted the New York City real estate industry, and celebrates their professional, civic and philanthropic achievements.
- How Class C Apartment Residents are Getting ByDecember 29, 2020
The pandemic’s impact on apartment dwellers hasn’t been uniform.
- The Nitty Gritty on Federal Rent ReliefDecember 22, 2020
As the multifamily sector welcomed the inclusion of $25 billion in rental assistance in the federal relief package, it rushed to decipher the 5,000-page bill.
- Combating Deep FakesDecember 1, 2020
As cyberwarfare becomes a traditional war fighting capability, concerted disinformation campaigns are no longer bound to the physical realm but creeping into the digital space.
- Multifamily Beats the OddsNovember 18, 2020
While hotels, retail and offices sink, the multifamily sector is sailing along.
- U.S. Retail Industry Experiences the Worst and Best of Times Amid COVID-19 PandemicOctober 30, 2020
U.S. retail businesses have never faced challenges as severe as those of the past half-year, with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic massively disrupting the global supply chain of merchandise just as businesses sought to adapt themselves to the rise in e-commerce.
- 2020: An Even More Challenging Technology Environment for Business of All SizesOctober 12, 2020In February, ADRS made some predictions about cyber threats, data privacy, the gig economy and new technology, but in February no one expected that the world would be flipped upside down in a matter of weeks. 2020 has definitely changed how businesses operate and how they need to protect themselves.
- Smartphones or Tracking Devices?September 2, 2020
Smartphones are ubiquitous, contain volumes of private personal information, have built-in cameras and microphones, and can easily connect to the internet. While this makes them very convenient and useful for us, it also makes them an attractive target for cyber criminals.
- OCIE Risk Alert: How to Avoid Regulatory Backlash During Prolonged Periods of Remote WorkAugust 27, 2020
In its most recent Risk Alert, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) provided guidance on best practices during the prolonged periods of remote work that many firms are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Anchin: The Virtual Strategist CFOJune 12, 2020
Chris Noble explains how Anchin's outsourced accounting services group, now rebranded as the Client Accounting Advisory Services Group (CAS), is a natural extension of Anchin's proactive client service model.
- Guidance on Cyber Threats to Private Equity and Hedge FundsJune 8, 2020
As the corporate world is evolving and becoming more accepting of working remotely, every company is facing the increased threat of cybercrimes. In 2019, the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. was more than $8 million, and the average time spent to identify and contain a breach was around 245 days. These numbers will continue to grow as cyber criminals become even more sophisticated.
- Work From Home Is Complicating Cybersecurity InvestigationsJune 4, 2020
Before the pandemic, Redpoint Cybersecurity, a subsidiary of New York-based accounting and advisory firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, did roughly 85% of its work at clients' offices, Chief Operating Officer Tab Bradshaw said. The proportions have flipped: about 95% of the incident-response team's work is now offsite, he said. The company works mainly with small or medium-size businesses.
- U.S. to Accuse China of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine ResearchMay 11, 2020
Tab Bradshaw, COO of Redpoint Cybersecurity and a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s advanced information sharing working group, confirmed the planned warning in an interview Monday.
- Zoom Security & Privacy: Protecting Your Virtual Meetings and Protecting YourselfApril 14, 2020
During these days of increased remote work, many in-person meetings and events are going virtual and videoconferencing platforms are becoming more necessary to our daily
- Navigating Uncharted Waters: Responding to the Business Impact of COVID-19March 31, 2020
While all organizations are in uncharted waters in dealing with the resulting economic turmoil, professional firms such as ours have a responsibility to help clients navigate through the crisis. Many businesses have addressed the immediate needs created by the pandemic: implementing remote workplace regimens, revising paid-time-off and other policies to assist employees, enacting customer support programs, etc. Having addressed the most urgent needs, it is now time to focus on issues that pose an existential threat to long-term business continuity and viability. Here is some advice that we’re sharing with our firm’s clients.
- COVID-19 Cyber Hygiene: Tips for Keeping Your Remote Working Environment Safe & SecureMarch 24, 2020
Staying safe and healthy doesn’t just apply to you and your hands. As many of us move to remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to know how to keep our employees’ home work environments as secure and protected as our companies’ offices. Taking steps now to improve employee awareness and procedures can save headaches, costs and distraction related to breaches later. In this Anchin Alert, we will be sharing our tips for maintaining the best cyber hygiene in the wake of COVID-19 and all of the unprecedented challenges it has brought.
- Covid-19 – Addressing Key Business IssuesMarch 16, 2020
The disruption to the economy and to how we socialize due to Covid-19 is quite significant. As with other major disruptions of the past, we will likely progress through a period of uncertainty after which businesses will slowly recover. Here are several key items to address so you can keep your business and its employees on track.
- Anchin Expands Firm’s Cybersecurity Practice – Tab Bradshaw Joins as New Leader of Redpoint Cybersecurity LLCMarch 5, 2020
Anchin is pleased to welcome Tab Bradshaw to the firm as Chief Operating Officer of its affiliate, Redpoint Cybersecurity. Redpoint provides strategies to mitigate advanced cybersecurity threats via offensive security services, digital forensics and incident response services, and cybersecurity transformation services.
- 5 Tips to Help You Build Your Five-Year Plan Now February 20, 2020
For a tech startup, the future may look nothing like the present. Those five years can move quickly – which is why it’s vital to start thinking about the answer now.
- 2020: Challenging Technology Environment for All Size BusinessesFebruary 13, 2020
Past experiences can help us see what’s in front of us, but with respect to technology and security, many of the challenges from the past year are still going to be with us in 2020. Indicators on emerging risks show that although companies know they need to accept the digital future, most are keenly aware that the digital past dictates the challenges for the near future.
- Department of Homeland Security Warning About Increased Cyber AttacksJanuary 9, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning businesses that there will likely be an increase in cyber threats due to heightened tension with Iran. They advise that you should expect and be prepared for an increase in phishing attacks. Phishing is when someone sends you a deceptive email in an attempt to steal information or infect your computer with malware.
- The OCIE Lays Out Six Examination Priorities for 2019January 11, 2019
Every year, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) publishes a report listing their priorities for upcoming examinations. For 2019, they will focus their attention on six categories.
- Cybersecurity for Investment Partnerships, Private Equity and Real Estate Funds - Responding to a Growing ThreatJuly 30, 2018
Investment partnerships, private equity and real estate funds are tempting targets for cybercriminals thanks to their financial assets, sensitive customer information, and access to institutional counterparts. And the threat is growing quickly. Recent studies report that fifty five percent of limited partners in private equity funds expect a serious cyberattack on their firms within the next five years. How can you keep your fund safe? Let’s take a look at the current threats and latest recommendations from the SEC.
- COVID-19 Update Center
The Anchin COVID-19 Update Center is available to simplify your access to critical financial information. It is updated regularly to supplement your communications with your
- Cyber Considerations for the Construction IndustryOctober 27, 2021
Presented by Russell Safirstein, Partner-in-Charge of Anchin Digital Risk Solutions and President of Redpoint Cybersecurity, this webinar is tailored for construction industry professionals and will address how to protect against cyber risk and effectively manage crisis.
- Phillip Ross, Leader of Anchin's Architecture and Engineering Industry GroupMay 9, 2020
Phillip Ross shares how his group's value-added expertise differentiates it in the marketplace.
- Tab Bradshaw - Chief Operating Officer at Redpoint CybersecurityMay 9, 2020
Tab Bradshaw explains the three core services that set Redpoint apart from other firms.