Articles Tagged - security

Yahoo Breach Update: What You Need to Know

By Wiss, Posted in Data Security

By Robert Risk Originally in August 2013 hackers stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The information was account information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates as well as hashed passwords and security questions and answers. Yahoo claimed that payment card data and bank account information was not part of the information stolen as it was not on the compromise system. On Tuesday (10/3/17), Yahoo announced it was 3 billion accounts, which were all of its us... read more.

Effective Records Retention Practices for Businesses

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Paul Ursich Remember how things used to be? You’d carefully store all business contracts, insurance policies, tax records, purchase orders, invoices, banking statements and correspondence with vendors, customers and prospects. When your filing cabinets filled to capacity you’d buy more, move boxes of paperwork to a lonely storeroom or make a U-Haul delivery to off-site storage, never to be seen again. Things are better in the electronic age—supposedly. Now you can fill hard drives or... read more.

The Maturing Cybersecurity Dangers in Commercial Real Estate

By Wiss, Posted in Real Estate

By Alexander J. Narcise and Robert Risk The real estate world has become increasingly exposed to cyber-attacks given the increase in the amount of multi-family properties that have been developed over the last few years. Developers who were never before in the multi-family market are now collecting personal data from thousands of individuals. Even commercial properties possess very private tenant financial information that could cause harm if penetrated, and regular insurance alone does not cover a loss fr... read more.

Moving Your Business to the Cloud: Increase Flexibility, Savings and Security

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

By Jessica Manas By now you’ve heard about the cloud — that invisible vault that allows you to store data on the internet instead of keeping it on hardware devices. And you likely already use the cloud – whether you realize it or not. If you’ve ever scheduled a meeting on your laptop and it then popped up on your smartphone calendar, or if you’ve ever been relieved to find that your photos still exist after you’ve dropped your iPhone, you have the cloud to thank. Busin... read more.

No Phishing! Watch Out for Fake IRS Calls

By Wiss, Posted in Tax Services

Have you received a vague phone call from a person claiming to be the IRS, demanding that you cough up money to pay taxes without providing any tangible information? These callers can be relentless and may have ordinary names, persuasive IRS badge numbers, and transform your caller ID to display the words “IRS” across it, as if the actual organization is calling you. Before you panic, this is a scam called phishing, where frauds posing as the IRS make unsolicited communication to people through... read more.

Fraud Prevention – A Necessary Evil

By Wiss, Posted in General Business

By Timothy Kennedy, CPA Do you trust your bookkeeper? This is a question you have to ask yourself periodically. Not only do you want to feel confident that they wouldn’t steal from you, but you also want comfort in knowing that they can properly journalize and manage the accounting information that comes through the door each day. Poor accounting record maintenance and overall sloppy accounting by a lackluster bookkeeper can take you to the point of no return—and force your hand into considerin... read more.

How Cloud-Based Accounting Systems Benefit Food and Beverage Retailers

By Wiss, Posted in Food & Beverage

By Paul Lembo Food and beverage retailers recognize the cloud as an important digital resource for IT, security and internal and external communications. But when it comes to critical accounting services, many clients in this industry don’t think of cloud computing as an applicable solution.  Cloud computing is any hosted network services provided through the Internet and not housed on your own servers or mainframes. Accounting software can be delivered in the same way to help businesses stream... read more.