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Is Your Accounting Firm Protected from Malware Attacks?

I am often approached by Los Angeles accounting professionals who share their questions and concerns about how to protect their accounting technology and computer systems from malware and other cyber crime threats. This is an understandable worry ...

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Financial Cyber Threat Sharing Group Phished

With cybercrime on the rise and no intention of hackers stopping their efforts, you would think companies would be taking obsessive and excessive precaution when it comes to their cyber security. Yet, here we go again…almost. On February 28 the ...

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The Truth Behind Your Company's Current Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution

I’m sure you’re probably familiar with Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong — and at the worst possible time. While the concept can apply to any number of situations, it absolutely applies to those situations that many companies ...

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Why LA Investment Advisors Need Layered Security

Once upon a time, firewalls and antivirus software were considered the norm for effective cybersecurity. But today, conventional firewalls and antivirus programs are no longer a strong defense against threats in a constantly evolving virtual ...

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What Is The Cloud AND Why Aren't You In It?

With so many people pontificating “you should be in the cloud” or “why aren’t you in the cloud?” we’re constantly having conversations around what the cloud is and what it means “to be in the cloud”.  When we talk to clients and prospects about ...

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Top 6 Benefits of Managed IT Services

Just about every day, I am contacted by business owners who are facing a dilemma: Do they hire an in-house staff to handle their organization’s IT services or do they employ the services of a managed IT service provider (MSP)? Why should they choose ...

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Malware Attack Vulnerabilities of Small & Medium-Sized Businesses

The primary concern with cybersecurity threats for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is that they enable malicious users to access confidential or sensitive data. Businesses and users around the world face a variety of attacks each day that ...

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How to Overcome Ransomware

It’s the message that no IT professional, business owner or end user ever wants to see. Your computer screen lights up with a message warning that all of your invaluable files and data have been encrypted. And, unless you pay a ransom, the message ...

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How CPAs Can Avoid These IT Security Mistakes

Many Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) practice diligence when it comes to personal security. They lock their doors, install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, and may even have a security system installed. ...

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iPhone X: How to Make Your Investment Last

The world’s first smartphone, the IBM Simon Personal Communicator, truly was a technological marvel when it first hit the market in 1992. Combining the technology of a cell phone and a personal digital assistant (PDA), it was unlike anything else on ...

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