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The Mako Group In The News​


An Agile Approach to Internal Auditing


April 17, 2018

Meredith Yonker - Audit and Risk Manager

As internal auditors, we’ve seen an uptick in usage of the term “Agile” in reference to how more and more companies are developing software. This article, which was recently featured on the ISACA blog, helps to demonstrate how to create an Agile control environment and simplify your audit process. We hope you find it useful.

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13 Key Traits Experts Look For When Sorting Resumes


November 9, 2017

David Lefever - CEO

Looking for a job can be brutal and standing out among hundreds of other candidates can be even harder! Experts of the Forbes Technology Council, including our CEO, David Lefever, share some advice on what they look for when reviewing resumes. Who knows, maybe one of these tips will be the ticket to separate you from the pack during your next job hunt.

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16 Ways To Keep Your Tech Team Happy And Motivated


December 4, 2017

David Lefever - CEO

Keeping our employees happy is a major priority for us here at The Mako Group. Working in a remote environment causes some challenges, but our CEO seems to have a good handle on what it takes to make things work. See what he has to say in the article below featured in Forbes.

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What Can 3-D Augmented Reality Do For You?


November 8, 2017

David Lefever - CEO

The use of augmented reality provides many new avenues for marketers, allowing them to create awareness easily without becoming too intrusive. As with all new things, there are a lot of unknowns for new users. David Lefever, along with other members of the Forbes Technology Council provide some advice to help you get started.

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Cybersecurity is Not A Device


October 2, 2017

David Lefever - CEO


Devices like Firewalls are important, but they are only part of what is required for a strong Cybersecurity program. Learn about why a Holistic Cybersecurity process is critical and understand what good Cybersecurity should look like with this article that was published on Forbes.


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Turn Off The USB Port


September 29, 2017

Matt Kipp - Dreictor of Risk


Matt Kipp, Director of Risk, shares with ISACA readers why disabling USB drives is an important step in keeping your company secure. Click here to read the entire article.



Still Relying On Flash Player? Nine Ways The Adobe Phase-Out Will Impact You


September 25th, 2017


Adobe’s recent announcement of the end of updates to its Flash Player has left very few companies still using the technology, fearing potential security threats. In this article, several members of the Forbes Tech Council, including David Lefever, discuss how the lack of updates to Flash will impact those companies still choosing to rely on the technology.



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15 Things Every Business Should Consider Before Buying Enterprise Software


August 2, 2017


Members of the Forbes Tech Council offer advice on what entrepreneurs should do before closing a software purchase agreement. Click here to see what advice David Lefever has regarding running vendors through your third party risk management process.


Experts Weigh in On What Facebook’s Change to Their Messenger App Means for You!


June 26, 2017

Facebook most recently announced changes to their Messenger app, transforming it into a 'social living room' David Lefever shares his insights on what this change means for users. Click here to read what he and other executives of the Forbes Technology Council have to say on the subject in this article from Forbes. 

How to Properly Review and Act Upon SOC Reports


June 12, 2017​


Shane O'Donnell, Chief Audit Executive, shares with ISACA readers tips on what to do once you've obtained the proper SOC report. Properly reviewing these reports should be taken seriously and is an important part of successful vendor management and risk management. Learn all about what you should be doing by clicking here.

What Everyday Consumers Can Do To Keep Their Personal Information Safe


May 30, 2017


Internet service providers are now able to sell customer data which makes protecting your personal data secure. Click below for some suggestions from David Lefever and other members of the Forbes Tech Council on how you can keep your information safe.


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Nine Tips To Protect Your Company From Intellectual Property Theft


May 22, 2017​​


Business are constantly looking for ways to successfully protect their intellectual property from ending up in the wrong hands. This Forbes article includes tips from Forbes Technology Council executives, including David Lefever, that touch on various ways companies can keep their ideas safe from former employees and the competition.


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10 Effective Ways To Increase Productivity Using Technology


May 16, 2017


Many think that technology can sometimes be a distraction, but when it comes down to it there are many useful programs, tools and methods out there that can help boost productivity. Several members of the Forbes Technology Council, including The Mako Group CEO, David Lefever, explain how modern devices and applications can help everyday consumers work more efficiently to help achieve business goals. 


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Eight Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Your Smartphone


May 3, 2017


The Mako Group's CEO, David Lefever takes part in providing some useful information about Smartphones that Forbes readers may not have known about before. Be sure to check out what he has to share on page two of this latest article from Forbes.


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Weakening Net Neutrality: What It Will Mean


April 25, 2017

Forbes discusses weakening net neutrality and the consequences of doing so. The Mako Group's CEO, David Lefever weighs in on the subject. See what he has to say in the article by clicking here.

Why Vulnerability Management?


April 18, 2017

David Lefever - CEO

A robust security program, particularly one focused on vulnerability management, doesn't have to be a daunting proposition. We'll tell you more about this important security program in this article posted to 


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Incident Response – Being Prepared for the Worst-Case Scenario


March 6, 2017

Joe Gates, Senior Security & Controls Advisor


Joe Gates gives ISACA readers some advice on Incident Response and how to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Click here to read the article.

Business Leaders in the News


January 22, 2017

The Detroit Free Press


The Detroit Free Press announced our recent new hire of Jeff Foor. Click below to read the article from the Business Leaders in the News section of the Sunday paper. See our very own David Lefever and Shane O'Donnell in the picture above the announcement! Click to read the article

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