Cyber security guide for accountants

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Cyber security for accountants

Accountancy firms are at high risk of becoming victim of cybercrime because they are often trusted with the kind of information that’s valuable to cyber criminals.

Things like financial data, personnel details for payroll and bank account information can all be used to commit fraud or theft. And because clients need to trust their accountant, extortion through ransomware can be a successful route for cyber criminals, because accountants may be more likely than others to pay a ransom to stop the reputational damage caused by sensitive data being exposed or lost.

We’ve created this guide to give accountants practical steps to take that will make their systems more secure against cyber attacks. We’ve divided it into two sections, one which describes the best practice measures that can easily be adopted by all members of staff in an accountancy firm (and by accountants that work alone, too), and a second that recommends the technology and procedures that should be put in place by partners or IT teams.

What’s in the Cyber Security for Accountants guide?

Cyber Security Guide for accountants
  • 7 simple ways to improve cyber security
  • Good password practice
  • Focus on phishing
  • Secure remote working
  • Simple tool to evaluate your current cyber security level
  • Tips for creating secure backups
  • The cyber security measures all partners and IT teams need to know about

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