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Cybersecurity & Business Protection Resources

It’s not too late for CPA firms to fully transition to cloud accounting

November 9, 2020

By Christopher Stark, President & CEO, Cetrom The pandemic remains and will likely remain a daily fixture of life for the near future. Some CPA firms have adapted to the COVID-19 “New Normal” better than others; the firms that integrated and adopted new technology into daily operations have survived

Are you using multi-factor authentication to protect clients? 

September 22, 2020

Whenever possible, you must be using multi-factor authentication to prevent identity thieves from accessing your clients’ personal information, according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners. Beginning next year, all tax software providers will be required to

3 Ways to Take Action Against Cyberthreats

June 23, 2020

When news broke a few years ago that roughly 143 million people could have been affected by a hack at credit monitoring agency Equifax, it was just the latest report of a significant data breach. As concerns about cybersecurity mount, CPAs are in an excellent position to help strengthen the

Best Practices To Implement a New Business System

January 27, 2020

By Kate O’Flaherty Technological innovation, new regulations and corporate changes require upgrading or replacing legacy business systems to allow businesses to streamline processes and increase efficiency. Companies are also seeking integrated systems to streamline data and increase automation in

VBOA/NASBA CPE Audit Tracker Service Frequently Asked Questions

January 21, 2020

UPDATE: As of Jan. 21, 2020, we were made aware of duplicates events taken at the Richmond CPA Center showing up in the tracker. We are working with NASBA to correct this. Please contact the VSCPA in regards to this issue. In May 2019, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), in conjunction with

How to Avoid a Hacker’s Attack

October 31, 2019

By Yanhua Bai and John Brozovsky, Ph.D. Database security breaches have caused a huge amount of damage to companies across the United States. As companies rely more and more on the Internet to conduct business, company data is more and more susceptible to hackers. It is crucial for every company to

3 Reasons Choosing the Cloud is the Best Cybersecurity Move CPA Firms Can Make

October 30, 2019

The cloud was once a mysterious product only embraced and implemented by the most forward-thinking CPA firms. Today, most CPA organizations are aware of the cloud and how migrating a legacy IT ecosystem over to it can deliver tremendous benefits across a wide array of areas. The cloud is no longer

The Why and How of Artificial Intelligence

October 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence has matured from technology buried in computer science labs using complex coding techniques to more common algorithms and supporting technologies. By Randy Johnston One of the hot areas of emerging technology is artificial intelligence (AI). You know a topic is hot when

Trends Report: CPA Firms Hiring More Non-Accounting Graduates

August 23, 2019

Among the key takeaways from the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) 2019 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits report (Trends) is that the hiring of non-accounting graduates by CPA firms rose markedly over the last two years. View the full report

IRS Proposes Rules for Classifying Cloud and Content Digital Transactions

August 21, 2019

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations (REG-130700-14) to clarify how to classify transactions involving digital content and cloud computing. The new rules are designed to help taxpayers decide whether an electronic-commerce transaction is a sale, lease, license, or