Accounting Firms

Accounting Firms are Big Target for Hackers

9/28/18

Over the past few years cyberattacks have left no industry unscathed. Of the 78,617 business and email account compromise scams, 41,058 occurred in the United States. The costs resulted in companies suffering $2.9 billion in losses from October 2013 to May 2018. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to...

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Ransomware

Why Paying Ransomware Makes You a Repeat Customer

9/27/18

SMB's often assume they're not a likely target of cybercrime. As I've suggested before, this couldn't be further than the truth. Cyber attacks on smaller organizations can be devastating, and recent surveys suggest just how common they can be. According to Hiscox Insurance, at least half of the...

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payroll diversion

New Cyber Scam To Obtain Employee Credentials To Conduct Payroll Diversion

9/25/18

HR watch out! Cybercriminals are utilizing social engineering techniques to obtain employee credentials to conduct payroll diversion The FBI issued a public service announcement last week regarding new criminal campaigns that target the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of...

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Robotic Process Engineering

Can Robotic Process Engineering Transform Your Business?

9/20/18

One of the most talked-about trends in the digital economy is robotics and its ability to perform tasks infinitely faster and more accurately than human workforces. The key to such advances is automation. Specifically, robotic process automation (RPA), which uses software ‘robots’ governed...

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moving to the cloud

Why the Smart Money is Moving to the Cloud

9/20/18

We all love having the latest, newest and best technology but there’s one small problem: whatever you buy today will be obsolete tomorrow. And with technology’s accelerating rate of change, ‘tomorrow’ comes faster and faster every year. That’s why ‘as a service’ (aaS) software (and...

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macOS Mojave

Are you ready for macOS Mojave?

9/19/18

It’s that time of year again when leaves fall from the trees, football reigns supreme, and most importantly, when Apple releases its next version of macOS to the public. But what can you expect from this next OS release? Does it live up to the Apple hype? macOS Mojave, 10.14, will pack a few...

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Spoof

How to Spot a Spoofed Email

9/14/18

Question:  A friend contacted me and said he received a “this might be of interest” email from me and suggested I was hacked. I checked around but none of my other friends in my contacts got it. Is there a way to verify I have been hacked before I go through the pain of changing my primary...

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The Reality of Identity Theft

9/13/18

It's a bad day as a business owner when your IT guy walks in and tells you your system has been breached. Crucial data has disappeared. Your customer's information has been stolen. Passwords breached. Identity theft is your new reality. What now? Panic sets in. Unfortunately, despite our...

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email scam

New Email Scam: Boss Needs iTunes Cards…NOW!

9/12/18

According to security firm KnowB4, the bad guys are getting creative with hybrid giftcard / CEO Fraud scams, There is a massive campaign underway where they are impersonating an executive and urgently ask for gift cards to be bought for customers. The numbers need to be emailed or texted to the...

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Rosetta AI

Facebook Using New Rosetta AI to Moderate Memes and Content

9/11/18

Facebook is currently facing tremendous pressure to moderate the content posted on their site. When Russian trolls, bullying, and hate speech fill up the feed, even the government get's involved in monitoring the social media giant. But how do you look through every single image and comb through...

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