Cybersecurity Tips for Accounting Firms in 2018

  It’s hardly a revelation that accountants and accounting firms hold sensitive information about their clients. From social security numbers to addresses, hackers are constantly seeking to obtain sensitive data, a task that can be alarmingly easy if firms don’t have proper cybersecurity measures in place. That’s why accountants need to be motivated now more than ever vigilant about protecting their client data. In fact, a recent study showed that in the last year 500 million financial records have been stolen in data breaches and other hacks.   Small accounting firms may think they can be protected by the veil of obscurity, but hackers  often aim for small firms precisely…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Reviews Tips to Protect Businesses from Ransomware

Ransomware has become a popular tool for cyber criminals today and after the notorious WannaCry attack, businesses around the globe experienced the impact of not having a cybersecurity protection program. Here are some tips on how to protect your organization from a potentially damaging ransomware attack.   Hire ethical hackers to find the weak spots in your network, before someone unethical does. It has become increasingly common for companies to hire individuals known as “white hat” hackers. These are well-intentioned hackers, who look for vulnerabilities in a network and then show an organization where they need tighter security measures.   Prepare your employees. Employee training is probably the single-most important…

As Data Breaches Continue to Rise, MDL Technology Shares How Your Employees Could be Sabotaging Data Security

Studies conducted by IBM and the Ponemon Institute have shown data breaches have increased 23 percent over the past two years, costing companies close to $3.79 million on average this year alone. With data breaches reaching an all-time high, all companies should implement a data security plan to help prevent data breach attacks. When it comes to creating a data security plan, it’s important that employees are on the same page. You need to make sure they understand every part of the process, including prevention and what to do in the event a data breach occurs. Even with the best data security plan, however, there are still data security risks…

MDL Technology Shares Tips and Tricks for Picking the Best CRM Software for Your Company

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is pivotal for your company to succeed. According to businessdictionary.com, “CRM helps in profiling prospects, understanding their needs and in building relationships with them by providing the most suitable products and enhanced customer service.” In order for CRM to help your company grow and succeed, you need to make sure you pick the right software. Here are some tips from Small Business Trends to help you find the right CRM software for your company’s needs. Determine the problem: There are a variety of ways to use CRM, so you need to pinpoint the exact benefit you are looking for before beginning to look at different…

Microsoft Dynamics Announces New CRM 2016 Release

Customer relationship management (CRM) is important for any business to succeed. You want to offer your customers a positive experience to turn them into repeat buyers. With the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM release, customer engagement reaches a whole new level. Speed and accuracy of response heavily impacts the overall customer experience and customer satisfaction. The new CRM release focuses on delivering customer service agents the ability to manage all activities in one application. By eliminating the need to switch from application to application, it reduces the time to resolve issues and allows you to focus more on the customer. What’s new with CRM 2016? CRM app for Outlook: Now you…

Mark Dryer Shares Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

Mark Dryer Shares Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe Many businesses will experience a catastrophic data loss this year. Here are some tips and advice from Mark Dryer, CEO of MDL Technology, about how to keep data safe. Keep sensitive data in a central location.  Limiting the number of data storage sources simplifies your security strategy.   Make sure that your data is stored in an encrypted file system.   Emails containing sensitive data should be encrypted.   Implement firewalls and antivirus programs that utilize the most current antivirus/anti spyware/IPS services to eliminate external threats. Implement a patching system so that all operating systems and applications remain current.  …