January 23, 2020 2:12 pm Published by

Technology and cloud accounting have done wonders for the accounting industry. However,  with greater volumes of sensitive data comes increased cyber security risk. The good news is that those risks can be mitigated and managed.   Yet most accounting firms DON’T currently have the Cyber Security Policy documents in place to comply with current data breach […]

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January 14, 2020 10:50 am Published by

As we welcome in a new decade, we take a look into what the cyber security landscape looked like in the past year.  In just the first half of 2019, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records. This is the highest amount on record, making 2019 the worst year for cyber security (and the best for […]

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AUSKey is retiring on April 1st, 2020

November 28, 2019 10:47 am Published by

From 1 April 2020 AusKey and Manage ABA Connections will retire. Australians will now have new digital services to interact with the government: myGovID – myGovID is an authentication service to prove who you are online, and is not the same as myGov. Right now, myGov isn’t accessible from myGovID yet. Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) […]

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September 19, 2019 12:29 pm Published by

The risk of getting breached doesn’t just stem from professional communications. In fact, having social media accounts can make you vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Your company’s security risk assessment might disregard something as innocuous as your team’s personal Facebook accounts, but this should not always be ignored. In this article, we show the […]

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August 26, 2019 3:52 pm Published by

Whether it’s by mutual agreement or forcible firing, offboarding isn’t easy. Your company has to deal with a variety of things to protect the firm’s best interests. This is why it’s so important to have a clear employee offboarding process. Without it, offboarding can be a huge mess. And it’s not just about convenience. More […]

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August 20, 2019 3:36 pm Published by

Attackers are exploiting old protocols to hack into Email accounts and impersonate accountants Email inboxes are on the front-line for accounting firms and we’ve all seen unsolicited emails from colleagues or associates convincing us to click on nefarious links or attachments often triggering ransomware or other malware related incidents. In an unfortunate case recently a […]

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