Data Information Security

Ask the expert: Cybersecurity

CPAs possess clients’ most sensitive personal and financial details, so it’s no surprise they’ve become prime hacking targets. Dustin Hall, a cybersecurity expert and director of CPACharge, recommends the following security tips to CPAs.

4 ways to protect your data from the dark web

Your credentials might already be for sale on the dark web without your knowledge. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to monitor the dark web and shore up your cybersecurity defenses.

Quantum may bring unhackable cryptography

David Cieslak, CPA/CITP, CGMA, executive vice president and chief cloud officer, RKL eSolutions, explains how quantum computing will create vector-based cryptography, a system even hackers can’t penetrate.

Better computer and mobile device hygiene

Have you ever had a stranger ask to borrow your mobile phone? Do you connect to public Wi-Fi networks? Cybersecurity expert Mike Foster has advice for handling those situations.

Google Chrome's numerous processes

As far as the Chrome app goes, the use of separate processes is intended to help make the product more stable. However, the search tools and internet provider you use are different matters.

How to hire an ethical hacker

Rob Goldberg, a principal at Deloitte, offers advice on why companies should hire an ethical hacker and how such a hacker can bolster cybersecurity.

Why cyberdefenses are worth the cost

The potential for devastating damage posed by data breaches means that not-for-profits and other organizations shouldn’t pinch pennies in this area. These tips can help reduce the risks.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.