Data Information Security

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.

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.

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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.