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What the Password Manager LastPass Breach Means to You

LastPass is the password management solution billed as "The Last Password You'll Ever Need." Well, this is a hard promise to keep when your response to being breached is to ask all of your customers to change their passwords.  That's right folks, ...

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LA CPAs: Ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Life?

Is your Los Angeles CPA firm ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Life (EOL)? If your accounting firm has been delaying the upgrade of your Windows Server software, July 14th should be a red-letter date on your calendar. After that date, there will ...

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3 Wireless Network Security Tips for Los Angeles RIAs

As Los Angeles RIAs conduct business remotely, wireless network security is a big priority. Transmitting confidential client data over public Wi-Fi networks could spell disaster for a financial advisor. Cyber-criminals and other unauthorized users ...

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The SEC's Latest Cybersecurity Guidance Update

If you weren't aware of it, back in April 2014 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Division of Investment Management issued a directive detailing recommended cybersecurity policies and procedures for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). ...

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6 Social Media Tips for Los Angeles Distributors

Social media for distributors can be a powerful addition to conventional ways of contacting prospects and customers, marketing, and selling. However, like any other tool or resource, the thinking behind the use needs to be clear and constructive. ...

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8 Tips Los Angeles CPAs Need for Disaster Recovery Planning

Unexpected events like earthquakes can strike at any time. As a CPA in Los Angeles, you cannot afford to have your firm crippled by an unexpected event. Disaster recovery planning saves businesses. It protects them from the costly effects of ...

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3 Reasons Why Los Angeles RIAs Need Data Protection

Cyber-criminals are rarely picky when it comes to choosing targets. Practically all industries and company types have been subjected to damaging assaults. But the financial services sector is especially attractive to hackers because the amount of ...

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How Los Angeles Distributors Secure Android Devices

Android devices bring Los Angeles distributors a host of new possibilities to work faster and smarter. Employees can use them to access corporate web-based applications from the warehouse. They can run native apps with sales catalogs, parts ...

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What the FBI Has to Say about Cyber Security

Thanks to the FBI for a informative seminar this morning about Cyber Crime, Security, and the impact it's having on their case load and our society at large. Without divulging too many secrets, it was interesting to learn more about what they're ...

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Why LA CPAs Use Cloud Data Backup Solutions

Is your firm considering a cloud data backup solution? Without an effective data backup plan, CPAs in Los Angeles put their data at risk. This can lead to compliance violations, fines, penalties, and unplanned downtime time if your data is lost or ...

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Are LA RIAs Prepared for IT Disaster Recovery?

Cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and system failures should be a source of major concern for LA RIAs because both can result in data loss and service downtime. These consequences have repercussions of their own: industry penalties, upset clients, ...

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