Cybersecurity Tips for Accounting Firms

Accounting firms are ethically and legally obligated to keep their clients’ information and data protected. Due to a recent increase in cyber attacks, accounting firms need to be prepared to defend their valuable information against sophisticated breaches. According to Accounting Today, there are many preventative measures that can be taken by accounting firms, but three actions in particular help create a sufficient plan against major cyber attacks. Beyond implementing data protection software, knowing how to use the software properly is necessary to ensure utmost protection.   Educate Employees The first step to any problem is acknowledging the situation. It is important for large accounting firms that employ thousands of employees…

Security Standards Rise as More Information Goes on the Cloud

With more information moving from devices to the cloud, security is a constant concern for businesses of all kinds. By sticking with the basics, a company can improve its online security. Photo: Pixabay     Requiring a strong password. A strong password is essential to protecting information. If companies are using a weak password or one that includes personal information, chances are someone can guess it. Google’s guide to creating a strong password illustrates that a random but memorable phrase is the best source for a password. Google gives the example of sPo0kyh@ll0w3En as a strong password.   Shorter expiration cycle. Having a strong password is important, but so is…