Accountancy firms of all sizes handle sensitive client data and should look to employ a security strategy that protects this information at all costs, without being a burden on IT resources.
All confidential client information needs to be protected from malware, viruses and a whole host of external cyber threats, as well as remaining secure and confidential. However, it is also vital to consider the types of threats that can be posed by internal forces, not just external.
IT security is not something that comes as part of the job description for an accountant, but many firms have no designated IT specialist. To ensure firms remain protected, a few basic rules suffice in gaining IT protection.