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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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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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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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Restrict User Permissions

3 Reasons Why You Should Restrict User Permissions

Although some of your employees may disagree, not every employee should have access to every network, IT infrastructure, or computer system within your organization. Giving employees and contractors unrestricted user permissions and user access ...

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Why Cybersecurity Should Be Important to Startups

Businesses are vital to the success and growth of our local and national economies. Start up companies (startups) and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), in particular, play a significant role in the economy. According to the U.S. Small ...

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Poor Password Security: Hackers Already Have Your Passwords

What if you were told protecting your online accounts was virtually impossible in today’s cyber crime environment? According to Experian’s Data Breach Industry Forecast 2018, “Weak or stolen credentials continue to top the list of attack vectors, ...

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The Importance of Protecting Your WiFi Hotspots

In today’s highly mobile and on-the-go world, WiFi (Wi-Fi) has become an integral part of daily life. WiFi is a staple of organizations and businesses worldwide, and unsecured WiFi hotspots are now an increasingly common convenience offered by many ...

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Sextortion - The Latest Email Scam Using Hacked Passwords

Here’s a clever twist on an old email scam that serves to make the con totally believable. The message purports to have been sent from a hacker who’s compromised your computer and used your webcam to record a video of you while you were watching ...

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