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What Is the Dark Web and Why Does It Matter?

Even if they don’t necessarily know the specifics, many people at least have heard of something called the Dark Web. It sounds ominous, like it is potentially something out of a nightmare — and, for some, it is. Although the Dark Web does have some ...

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How Secure is Email on Microsoft Office 365

How Secure is Email on Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is among one of the most popular and widely-used office suites for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The cloud-based Office 365 subscription software and services, for which Microsoft guarantees 99.9% uptime, enable employees ...

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Why Vulnerability Management Is Important for CPAs

Vulnerability management is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of a Los Angeles certified public accountant’s (CPA’s) security posture. Protecting their clients’ sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data is a ...

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Difference Between an IT Service Provider and an IT Security Service Provider-819298-edited

What's the Difference Between an IT Service Provider and an IT Security Service Provider?

For people who don’t deal with technology on a daily basis, let alone specialize in either IT services or IT security, the terms "IT Service Provider" and "IT Security Provider" may sound indistinguishable. However, there is a very stark different ...

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Perform a User System Clean Up

3 Key Reasons Why It's Important to Perform Recurring System Clean Up

Keeping your computer systems functioning and operational is essential for the success of every business or organization regardless of industry or size. Thankfully, the ongoing tasks associated with making sure this happens is best accomplished ...

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How Security Compliance Gives RIAs a Competitive Edge

Registered investment advisors (also written as registered investment advisers, or RIAs) have an incredible responsibility to secure and protect the data of their employees, clients, and investors — no matter whether they reside in Los Angeles, the ...

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The Dangers of RIAs Using Unencrypted Mobile Devices

The Dangers of RIAs Using Unencrypted Mobile Devices

We live in an age of unprecedented connectivity with nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population using a smartphone as of 2017. Due to the increasing use of unencrypted mobile devices and smartphones, we can connect with friends and family around ...

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Business Continuity  in Your Security Plan

How Business Continuity Can Fill the Hole in Your Security Plan

You think you’re prepared for the worst: You’ve purchased new antivirus software, have a great new firewall in place, and even hired an IT security “tech” to help “man the gates” to protect your network and computer systems from malicious actors. ...

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4 Ways CPAs Can Benefit from Password Managers

No matter how much organizations try to increase their cybersecurity stance, their efforts are virtually all for moot if they ignore one of the weakest (yet most vital) components of all: password security. Even as recently as this year, companies ...

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BEFORE SPENDING MONEY ON SECURITY COMPLIANCE

What to Consider Before Spending Money on Security Compliance

The realm of IT security and cybersecurity is an increasingly complex world that is governed by a variety of security compliance regulations depending on your organization’s industry. For example, organizations in the United States that focus on ...

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How Distributors Can Ensure Safety from Business Fraud

How Distributors Can Ensure Safety from Business Fraud

Business fraud is significantly more common occurrence than many distributors and manufacturers realize. Just because you don’t know about any instances of fraud hitting your organization doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened — it may just mean that you ...

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