27 Nov 3 Security Threats Accounting Firms Are Facing
As technology becomes increasingly advanced and easier to use anytime, anywhere, the risks of having your data dispersed throughout a mobile workforce increase, too. If your accounting firm is working remotely or now has a hybrid infrastructure, you’ve almost certainly given thought to how you can keep sensitive information safe. In this post, we’ll discuss four security threats that many accounting firms and departments are either facing now or will face at some point in the future.
As we’ll explain in more detail below, desktop and cloud hosting through CyberlinkASP is a cost-effective way to solve all of these security threats and provide your organization with a number of other competitive advantages, too. Contact our team for a free demo, and read on to learn more about security threats that could have serious consequences for your company.
Is Your Firm Or Department Facing These Issues?
Remote Access and Lost Devices
Many businesses that can work remotely are now doing so. Although it’s yet to be seen whether many employees will return to the office in the future, making sure that your employees can safely and securely access their data is essential right now. You probably have a virtual private network (VPN) in place, but what would happen if an employee were to leave their machine in public or accidentally accessed sensitive information outside of the VPN?
These aren’t just hypothetical scenarios — more than 12,000 laptops are left in airports across the nation every year, and many more phones are left in bathrooms, restaurants, and other public places. Data loss is a real and growing problem, but a virtual desktop can provide an easy and effective way to mitigate the loss. If a device is lost, you’re only losing the machine. All of the sensitive information is hosted in the cloud instead of on the device, greatly reducing the risk of sensitive client information or internal accounting information falling into the wrong hands.
No matter how many measures you take, glitches, breaches, and other unexpected problems happen to the most risk-averse companies. There’s no such thing as a 100% foolproof system, but you can get closer to 100% when you choose to invest in cloud hosting. When your data is stored off-site and backed up in multiple locations, your data is never truly lost and can be restored quickly by our team.
Although increasing prices aren’t a security threat in and of themselves, they are a threat to your company’s bottom line and your ability to continually reinvest in your operation. If your IT budget is ballooning as your workforce grows, investing in virtual desktop and cloud hosting is a cost-effective solution that can save you a significant amount of money in the long run. In addition to reducing the cost of purchasing and updating the software your accounting firm or department uses on a daily basis, the machines you’ve already purchased will see much less wear and tear and are likely to last much longer than they otherwise would.
If your accounting firm or department is facing these security issues, contact CyberlinkASP to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free-no-risk demo and would be happy to help you understand how we can address your specific needs.