Data security

Practice Management

ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.
Tax

IRS Urged by TIGTA to Fix Weaknesses in Its Systems Security

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) concluded in a recent report that the IRS needs to step up its tracking efforts to eliminate weaknesses in the security of systems involving taxpayer data.
Tax

Some IRS Security Program Areas Not Compliant under FISMA

A new TIGTA report stipulated that until the IRS takes steps to fully implement all eleven security program areas covered by FISMA, "taxpayer data will remain vulnerable to inappropriate use, modification, or disclosure – possibly without being detected."
Technology

Study Finds Security and Integration among Top Technology Concerns

Systems security and finding a software solution that integrates financial data across multiple functions rank as family offices' top technology concerns, according to new research.
Technology

Firms Must Also Look Internally to Keep Their IT Systems Secure

While you might think your IT systems are safe and secure, think again. One of the greatest security threats comes from a firm's own staff. Learn five ways your staff can wreck your IT systems and cost your business in lost productivity.