Cybersecurity for CPAs

As CPAs and business environments evolve, technology will be a strong force that continues to drive many decisions. Read more on cybersecurity and how it relates to you.


Cyber Risk Requires Active Oversight

Aug. 31, 2017 | Pennsylvania CPA Journal
With the proliferation of awareness materials, CPA firms should know their responsibilities when it comes to protecting sensitive client information. However, there are many misconceptions regarding information security that can put a practice at risk. Here are five of the most common. 

There’s Nothing Magical about Preventing Cybercrime

Aug. 31, 2017 | Pennsylvania CPA Journal
Almost daily we hear news of computers and emails being hacked, credit card numbers and identities stolen, and all sorts of fraud. It’s often the little things that cause problems, as demonstrated by the following actual claim situation (though the names have been changed).

Cyber Insurance from a Corporate Finance Perspective

Dec. 4, 2017 | CPA Now
Cyber liability insurance and related risk mitigation is an area for which many in corporate finance are finding themselves responsible, despite many having little or no background in technology. While I found this to be a bit intimidating when I joined the PICPA team, I’ve since learned more about this area. Here is a quick overview of what I’ve encountered. 

Susan Jarvis, CPA, shares her experience with her company's data breach at PICPA's 8th Annual Breakfast Q&A with IRS liaison Richard Furlong and Federal & PA Tax Update.

Cybersecurity Webinars

Cloud Clash: On the Front Lines of Cybercrime and Identity Theft Webinar

Oct. 4 | Nov. 9

Ransom, Cyber-Spying, and Subterfuge: Securing Your Data and Keeping the Bad Guys Out Webinar

Oct. 18 | Dec. 5

Reducing Your Business Owner Clients' Exposure to Social Security and Self-Employment Taxes Webinar

Nov. 2

QuickBooks: Internal Control Tips & Tricks Webinar

Oct. 10 | Dec. 5