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Accountants: Trusted Data Custodians and the Impact of Cybercrime on Trust

Accountants play a critical role as trusted data custodians for their clients. However, the rise of cybercrime poses significant risks to this trust. This article delves into the importance of data security, the impact of cybercrime on client relationships, and strategies for accountants to safeguard sensitive information. Read more

The MediSecure Hack and What It Means for Australian Accounting Firms

The number of cyberattacks is increasing in Australia, and a number of high-profile cases have hit the media over the last year. Here at Practice Protect we are anticipating, and call, for the Federal Government to act to protect the data of Australians. Read more

How To Ensure Your Accounting Practice Is FTC Compliant

Struggling to navigate the intricacies of FTC compliance for your accounting practice? Worry not! Dive into this comprehensive guide to uncover everything you need to know about safeguarding client data and maintaining ethical practices. Your accounting firm will thrive without the stress of regulatory concerns! Read more

Understanding Cybersecurity

Accountants: Trusted Data Custodians and the Impact of Cybercrime on Trust

Accountants play a critical role as trusted data custodians for their clients. However, the rise of cybercrime poses significant risks to this trust. This article delves into the importance of data security, the impact of cybercrime on client relationships, and strategies for accountants to safeguard sensitive information. Read more

How To Ensure Your Accounting Practice Is FTC Compliant

Struggling to navigate the intricacies of FTC compliance for your accounting practice? Worry not! Dive into this comprehensive guide to uncover everything you need to know about safeguarding client data and maintaining ethical practices. Your accounting firm will thrive without the stress of regulatory concerns! Read more

Navigating Cloud Computing And Data Security Compliance In The Finance Sector.

Data is precious—even when it’s personal information and nothing involving finances. As such, it’s unsurprising that nearly 55% of surveyed organizations experienced third-party data breaches in the past twelve months.  Robust data security is growing in importance across all industries. Any business dealing with even slightly sensitive data requires rigorous safeguarding of digital information across […] Read more

Cyber News

The MediSecure Hack and What It Means for Australian Accounting Firms

The number of cyberattacks is increasing in Australia, and a number of high-profile cases have hit the media over the last year. Here at Practice Protect we are anticipating, and call, for the Federal Government to act to protect the data of Australians. Read more

The Rise of Access Brokers – What It Means for Accountants

With the rise of cyber threats targeted at accounting professionals, it's crucial to understand the risks posed by initial access brokers and how solutions like Practice Protect can be essential in safeguarding their data. Read more

Staff Cyber Security Awareness Training During Tax Season: Essential Actions for Accountants

Explore actionable cyber security awareness training tips for accountants during tax season. Discover how Practice Protect, America's leading cyber security platform for accounting professionals, fortifies your firm against cyber threats. Read more

Case Studies

Case study of an email hack

Time and time again, email has proven to be the most popular means by which hackers target accounting firms. 3 out of 4 companies are receiving an increased number of email-based threats, according to a study conducted throughout 2021. Email-based threats can range from simple phishing attempts to sophisticated ransomware attacks that can cause serious […] Read more

Spotting The Phishing Scam

One in every 99 emails is a phishing email. Are your team members aware of the red flags that a crafty phishing email exhibits? Only one careless click is needed to expose your sensitive client data to malicious actors. Ensure that your team knows common red flags to look out for in a phishing email […] Read more

Why today’s Accounting firms need to look at password management

Let’s be honest, It’s difficult to create and remember secure passwords for a few different accounts, let alone the dozens of accounts you handle at your accounting firm every day. While retail password managers do a good job of keeping passwords in one place, they don’t have the advanced security features and access control that’s […] Read more

Technology

Password Manager vs. Passwordless Management: Why Going Passwordless is the Future

As digital security evolves, the shift from traditional password managers to passwordless solutions is becoming more apparent. This blog post explores why passwordless management is not just a trend, but a superior choice for securing digital identities. Read more

Passwordless Authentication: The Future of Secure Access

In today’s digital age, securing online accounts and sensitive information is more critical than ever, especially for accounting firms entrusted with safeguarding confidential client data. Traditional password-based authentication methods, while widely used, are increasingly proving to be vulnerable to various security threats. As a result, the tech industry has been actively exploring more secure and […] Read more

The dark side of ChatGPT and AI technology

The start of 2023 has been filled with excitement around ChatGPT and the possibilities of AI. Most of us have given it a try and many are starting to imagine the way this technology can be put to use to change business processes to be simpler, faster and more efficient. This is big news for […] Read more

Product Updates

Product Update: Security Insights Released

Practice Protect just got even better with the release of security insights and alerts for all admin users. See exactly where the potential threats are and how you can help improve firm security – or better yet meet with our team to help resolve any alerts. Read more

How do you answer the silent question your clients are asking?

With cybercrime statistics rising, your clients are asking more and more questions about how secure the data they’re entrusting to you is. Some unspoken questions are: “Who has access to my files? “How are you securing my data?” Answering this question of data security is becoming critically important for accountants and bookkeepers in order to […] Read more

How to stay in control of an increasingly distributed workforce

Cloud technology is becoming essential to the accounting industry, are you cloud-optimized?  The move to the cloud has changed not only how you work as an accountant, but also the way your team is structured, and how and where they work from. Staying in control of a distributed team and ensuring security standards are met […] Read more
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