Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals - Part 3: Detect
Recent headlines offer a stark reminder that no business is immune from cyberattack. Tax professionals are appealing targets because of the wealth of sensitive client information they hold. Have you taken appropriate steps to manage and reduce your cybersecurity risk? For the protection of your clients, your business, and yourself, data security is more critical now than ever.
In this series of four free webinars, experts from the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Association of Tax Professionals will help you secure your office based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cyber Security Framework Core principles of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.
In Part 3: Detect, we'll examine protections that can warn you of a cyberattack and help you react quickly to avert or limit the harm. We'll look at tools to monitor and segment your system, and procedures to keep your security current and address vulnerabilities that may arise. Speakers will include a tax practitioner whose systems were compromised, discussing the warning signs and aftermath of the breach.
If you missed Part 1: Identify or Part 2: Protect, you can view it on-demand for FREE and collect one CPE for each part.
Upon completion of Part 3: Detect, you will understand the need to:
- Monitor your network for suspicious activity
- Maintain a log to detect system anomalies and events
- Keep your security current and address new vulnerabilities
- Require anti-virus and anti-spyware software on all devices used in your practice
- Continue to evaluate and update your information security plan
Matthew Rogers, Special Agent Brian Thomas, Lisa Weintraub Schifferle and Larry Gray