WYSIWYG With Online Security Companies
Everyone knows that labeling a transaction 'secure' over the Internet is a sure thing, right?
Wrong! Not all online security companies are alike, and as financial professionals, it is up to us to advise our clients on the why and how of online security if the client conducts any kind of e-Commerce transaction.
Do the research and present the client with a list of possible companies. In addition to Enonymous, there is TRUSTe (and this is the oldest organization, formed in 1997), the one run by the Better Business Bureau called BBBOnline and Secure Assure. Users should remain aware whether a security company has a policy not to sell or trade information on its customers. Secure Assure, for example, has such a policy in place.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.