7 Accounting Cyber Security Dangers
1. Unplanned Downtime and Lost Billable Hours
2. Successful Malware/Ransomware Attacks
3. Theft of Data by Disgruntled Employees
4. Liability Issues
6. Damage to the Firm’s Brand
7. Unhappy Clients
Office Tools Blog states, “The risks of not proactively addressing accounting cybersecurity vulnerabilities are significant. Without robust protections, accounting firms risk the loss of revenue, clients, and reputation. For businesses, a cyberattack can mean a significant loss of time while systems are held for ransom, and the costly expenses of notifying clients, analyzing the attack, remediating the business, and paying for monitoring.” (1)
Read more on the Office Tools Blog about the “top accounting firm cybersecurity risks” and “Accounting firm cybersecurity best practices“
Benefits of Comprehensive, Proactive IT Cyber Security for Accounting
- Confidence in Your Security Protocols
- Dependable IT Systems for Workflow
- Work from Anywhere
- Scale Up or Down Easily With Predictable Cost
- Minimize Unplanned Downtime
- Reduce Data Loss Risk and Related Liability
- Protect Firm’s Reputation
IT Helpdesk: IT Support that Mitigates Unplanned Accounting Downtime
There are times in the year when unplanned IT downtime can derail your plans and disappoint your clients. We don’t want that for you. To help you avoid the pain—and cost—of unplanned downtime, we combine proactive IT maintenance and management protocols with reliable and time-sensitive IT answers and troubleshooting through our IT helpdesk. We are available to you and your staff, providing the support you need to use your network, computers, mobile devices, and applications effectively.
Backups and Business Continuity: Keep Your Accounting Firm’s Data Always Available
Whether it’s criminals leveraging ransomware or a local calamity like fire or flood that restricts your access to your data, a robust backup strategy is the answer. We help accounting firms maintain access to their process and client data with automated, regular, off-site data backups.
Give us a call today for a Free Technology Review at (734) 335-8817! or visit your cyber security page on our website!
3 (Source: https://www.officetools.com/blog/addressing-accounting-cybersecurity-challenges-in-2021/ -Accessed 2022-09/08)