Information Security? Bank on It

onsumers trusted banks more than other institutions to protect their personal records, according to a July 2006 survey conducted by the American Bankers Association.

In fact, a full 60% of respondents identified banks as the most trustworthy with their personal information. Government agencies came in a distant second, receiving just 11% of the vote. They were followed by universities, at 10%, retailers with 3% and data brokers with 2%.


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.