Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals – Part 2: Protect
Because of the valuable client information found in a tax professionals office, your practice has become a virtual goldmine to cyberthieves. And, as more and more sensitive client information is stored and transmitted online, that goldmine continues to grow in value and be ever-more exposed to cyberthieves.
In this series of four webinars, experts from the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Tax Professionals will help you to secure your office based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cyber Security Framework Core principles of Identify, Protect, Detect, and Respond and Recover.
It is reported that an estimated 60% of small companies that suffer a cyberattack are out of business within six months. In Part II: Protect, we will highlight specific ways you can protect your clients’ data, thus protecting yourself and your practice from the unfortunate effects of a cyberattack.
We will also introduce free resources from the IRS and FTC that can help you Protect your firm’s data.
If you missed Part I: Identify — focused on recognizing data security vulnerabilities that tax professionals face — view it on-demand for FREE and collect one CPE.
Upon completion of Part 2: Protect, you will be able to:
- Understand the need to develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to secure your clients’ data including: Access control, awareness and training, data security, information protection procedures, maintenance, and protective technology.
- Continue to further evaluate your information security plan
Mark Kahler, Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Matthew Rogers, Special Agent Brian Thomas and Larry Gray