Wisdom On Password Risk


In the February JofA , I responded to a reader’s query about how to set his Internet browser so it would store selected Web site passwords. Several readers took me to task for failing to issue a warning that such a practice can be risky. I concede the practice is risky, but it’s a trade-off against convenience. However, I certainly would never set my browser to store passwords in a laptop, which is mobile and therefore more vulnerable to loss and public exposure. And there are some passwords, such as bank and security account codes, that always should be kept as secure as possible. So be advised. 


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.