Data Information Security

Ask the expert: Cybersecurity

Accounting professionals know that data security is a more urgent concern than ever. Dustin Hall, a cybersecurity expert and director of CPACharge, recommends the following security tips to CPAs.

TIGTA critiques IRS’s protection of taxpayer data

The IRS continues to have challenges protecting taxpayer data, and especially ensuring that its various applications provide complete and accurate audit trails, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

More businesses using AI as tools emerge

New tools offer the promise of making automated machine learning available to organizations that don’t have AI or data analytics experts readily available.

California proposes guidance for privacy law

The California attorney general’s office is seeking feedback on proposed regulations on the California Consumer Privacy Act, which will become the nation’s toughest data privacy law when it goes into effect Jan. 1.

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.

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