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What Your P@$$w0rd Should L00k Like!

When it comes to your password, how it looks often says a lot about you. Too often that is. Does your password tell a would be hacker your birthday? Your kid's birthday? Your favorite pet? What you like to do? Is part of it made up of an important ...

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How LA CPAs Use Vulnerability Testing to Protect their Assets

Whether your accounting firm has a network of fifty computers or five, knowing whether you have gaps in your network can save your assets. There are lots of bad guys out there and keeping your client data from leaking out through the cracks in an ...

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How an IT Risk Assessment Helps LA Distributors

Risk comes in two kinds – good and bad. A limited view of IT risk assessment as being centered solely on potential problems is effectively shutting out half of what Los Angeles distributors need to know. The fact is that risk in IT can go both ways. ...

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5 Reasons Why CPAs in LA Move to the Cloud

Software as a Service (SaaS) and/or cloud solutions offer a number of compelling benefits to CPAs who are ready and willing to adopt them. A move to the Cloud using SaaS solutions allows you to keep current with the latest in both technology and ...

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Top 3 Reasons Why LA Investment Advisors Need Network Penetration Testing

Investment advisory firms make attractive targets for cyber attackers, so security compliance practices are mandated the SEC and other regulatory bodies. To properly assess the effectiveness of a company’s IT security and response time, its managers ...

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Top 6 Things LA Distributors Can Learn from Anthem's Security Breach

How would your company handle a bill for over $100 million following a security breach? That was the likely impact of the theft of data early in 2015 from Anthem, the second-biggest US health insurance provider. Anthem confirmed that as many as 80 ...

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How an IT Risk Assessment Protects LA Investment Advisors

Cyber-attacks pose a threat to all businesses, but their impact on those in the financial services industry is especially severe. Unauthorized access to sensitive data can leave investment advisory firms on the hook for hundreds of thousands of ...

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How Successful LA Wholesale Companies are Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing services have a feature that conventional enterprise IT can never have. Unlike in-house hardware and software licenses that come in indivisible lumps (you can’t buy half a server), with the cloud you can take as little or as many ...

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How the California Accounting Board Supports LA CPAs

Ensuring accounting firms adhere to a set of ethical business practices and are properly licensed to do business are key mandates for the California Accounting Board (CBA). The CBA has been protecting the reputation of its members since 1901, and ...

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Choosing Convenience Over Security

So often when working with clients, you can tell how seriously they take security right there in the middle of the discussion. While security is always a trade off - between uber-secure and ease of access and cost. IT people will err on the side of ...

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How LA Investment Advisors Use Vulnerability Testing to Protect Their Assets

The threat landscape has transformed in recent years, and the trusted old combination of a firewall and anti-virus software is no longer adequate protection against more sophisticated attacks we’re seeing these days. A “belt and suspenders” approach ...

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