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The 3 Things All Security Audits Must Contain for LA Distributors

As a distributor or manufacturer in Los Angeles, odds are you haven’t been subjected to a formal security audit.  While for many industries audits are required, for manufacturers and distributors security is often times viewed merely as an option. ...

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The Top 5 IT Mistakes LA Investment Advisors Can’t Afford to Make

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that we all make mistakes. Sometimes they can’t be helped and sometimes the fallout can be contained with relatively little impact. What happens, however, when a mistake is made that could cost you and your ...

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7 Ways for LA CPAs to Keep Their IT Rock Solid During Tax Season

Tax season is a crucial time of year for Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants.  With the filing deadline of April 15th always looming, the time period from January through April is one where CPAs don’t have the luxury to think about anything ...

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Strong Passwords are an Easy Start towards a Strong Cyber Security Footing

Your cyber security is more in your control than you think. I’ve seen too many people simply get overwhelmed by the words “cyber security” that it ends up paralyzing them to the point that nothing’s done about it.  So, to get you going, and as is ...

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Really, really...

Really, Really...

So it happened. The dreaded "aha" moment for one of our clients who didn't jump when we said jump and now they're paying for it. We've been working with this client for what seems like forever trying to get them to act on the needed server ...

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Cyber Security is All About Who You Know!

Every year we look back and say last year was the biggest year in cyber security breaches ever!  And now this year looks to be no different.  The media continues to report the fallout from breaches for months.  They’re so prevalent that the names ...

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Warning: 7ev3n is the Latest Ransomware

7ev3n Ransomware is the latest computer infection running amuk. After it enters your system, it immediately prevents good programs from running, kills the main process explorer.exe, and locks the screen. No different from any previous ransomware, ...

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Good vs. Evil

In one of our early training classes here at FPA, we have a section called "Good vs. Evil".  In it we explore some of the more blatant differences between how we operate (Good) vs. how many of our competitors operate (Evil).  Things like - "being on ...

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5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft OneNote to Organize Your Life

After Outlook, Microsoft OneNote is the MVP of software applications.  I don’t simply mean that it’s second to Outlook in usage (although it certainly is for me), by this I do mean that it’s the Most Valuable Platform. And without a doubt, I’d have ...

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Apples and Oranges: Trusted Advisor vs. Salesman

I've been noticing a trend lately that, at its core, can really be reduced down to why we do what we do. Unfortunately, it seems that not everyone in our industry is about being a true Trusted Advisor. To our advantage, we're "stuck" competing in ...

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5 Ways LA CPAs Should Prepare Their IT for Tax Season

As Tax Season approaches, every Certified Public Accountant (CPA), including those based in Los Angeles, should be drawing up their to-do-lists. And at the top of this list should be reviewing and solidifying their computer hardware and software as ...

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