The greatest security threat to your firm is not on the outside but on the inside. You know this by now – it’s been preached ad nauseam over the last few years, but what are you doing about it?!
You have technology in place to help you curb threats from the outside world (firewalls, dual authentication, etc.) but ultimately, the people of the firm are the last line of defense for anything that gets through.
Are you training? Are you running background checks? Do you have a process for hiring/firing employees when it comes to technology?
Here are a few resources to take advantage of:
- Security Considerations for an Employee Termination
- CPA Firm Security Briefing (happening on August 15, 2017)
- If you are an Xcentric Cloud Client, look at this on-demand webinar in Xcentric Learn
- Use Dual Authentication
- Five Auditor Security Tips
Take a look at this related article: Are you doing background checks on your vendors and/or their owners?