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Watch for Last-Minute Tax Scams

Watch for Last-Minute Tax Scams

The April 17 deadline for filing will bring this tax season to a close before we know it. So it makes sense that the bad guys are planning to make hay while the sun shines. Identity thieves and…

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Fertile New Ground for Hackers

Fertile New Ground for Hackers

It used to be said that the only things that are inevitable in this life are death and taxes. You might want to add “hacking” to that list. According to the computer information security and cybercrime monitoring website HackRead, it’s being reported that some cybercriminals are targeting much younger victims these days for their Personally Identifiable Information (PII).…

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Safeguarding the Keys to Your Kingdom

Safeguarding the Keys to Your Kingdom

As you know, tax preparation these days is all about the data. There’s your data – e-Services logins, tax software and business data; and there’s client data – the bits and pieces we put together to make a successful income tax return.…

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After the Hack

After the Hack

Over the past months, we’ve shared a lot of information with you about how best to defend your office from a data breach or some other security incident. But what happens if the unthinkable happens. You know – someone gains access to your personal, professional or client data; someone who stole it. Then what?…

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Security Starts at the Home Office

Security Starts at the Home Office

If there’s one word to describe the income tax filing process in 2017, it’s “security.” And while we’ve told you about the steps needed to keep your financial and client data secure, security is more than just computers and software.…

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Backing Up Your Data

Backing Up Your Data

Back up your files regularly, have more than one copy of everything, don’t rely on just one backup media type, and keep at least one of the copies of your backup data off-site.…

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