As an accounting firm, you deal with sensitive, valuable financial data on a daily basis. The livelihood of your clientele is regularly accessed, updated, and managed through your IT, which is why cybercriminals work so hard to find ways to break into your system. Malware, adware, and spyware pose just as big a threat to your clients as they do your business and its employees. As the trusted manager of your clients’ vital financial data, are you 100% confident in your firm’s security?
The good news is that now is the perfect time to assess your IT security. Now that the tax season is over, you have the time and freedom to take stock of your IT environment to determine if you should be making upgrades, shoring up security, and developing more effective processes and procedures.
Cohn Consulting Corporation wants to help. With our team of IT security professionals on your side, you can ensure a reliable level of security for the sensitive data your clients have chosen to trust you with. Otherwise, inadequate cyber security can result in serious consequences for your firm, including:
Don’t leave your clients’ finances in jeopardy! Take advantage of the downtime this summer to enhance your IT for better security and an ensured peace of mind.
The three sectors with the biggest spending on cybersecurity are banking, manufacturing, and the central/federal government, accounting for 30% of overall spending (IDC).
It takes an average of 287 days for security teams to identify and contain a data breach, according to the “Cost of a Data Breach 2021” report released by IBM and Ponemon Institute.
More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals by 2023, an increase of 175% from 2018.
The average cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.64 million, which is the highest in the world, while the most expensive sector for data breach costs is the healthcare industry, with an average of $7.13 million (IBM).
40% of businesses will incorporate the anywhere operations model to accommodate the physical and digital experiences of both customers and employees (Techvera).
The internal team was energized. With the Level 1 work off its plate, the team turned its attention to the work that fueled company growth and gave them job satisfaction.
The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the latest version of the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures “2022 Cybersecurity Almanac.”.
Forty-three percent of attacks are aimed at SMBs, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).
We did a proof of concept that met every requirement that our customer might have. In fact, we saw a substantial improvement.
We did everything that we needed to do, financially speaking. We got our invoices out to customers, we deposited checks, all the things we needed to do to keep our business running, and our customers had no idea about the tragedy. It didn’t impact them at all.
“We believe our success is due to the strength of our team, the breadth of our services, our flexibility in responding to clients, and our focus on strategic support.”