Information Management and Technology Assurance

Use of driver’s license numbers raises security concerns

The decision of the IRS and some states to recommend—or, in a few cases, require—the use of driver’s license numbers as form of authentication on electronically filed personal tax returns has made them a higher-value target for hackers and other criminals.

The armor of awareness

Defense from cyberattacks on a CPA firm’s fortress requires more than the IT cavalry.

Expanding your app-titude

Worth your Tile: Find keys or wallet easily with app ... Updates boost Automatic’s tracking of driving habits

Motorola Turbo 2 update

I dropped my Turbo 2 phone through a couch, and when I tilted the couch to retrieve the phone, I rocked the couch’s metal frame atop the phone and completely shattered the screen; or at least so I thought.

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.