Well, don’t unplug your network and break out the old paper ledger yet. By its very nature, accounting and bookkeeping software is secured with the same encryption security that bank and credit card accounts are protected by, so while your Facebook account might be subverted, chances are, your Cloud-based business, accounting, and bookkeeping software is safe.
Of course, it can always be safer, so here are some ways that you can make sure that your accounts stay protected from cyberattack.
Before we begin, it's crucial to know what is actually important. For business, this is a relatively simple answer – financial accounts and intellectual property. Now, intellectual property doesn’t usually end up in financial software, but by having a clear understanding of what “lives” where in the digital world, you can assess if any of it can be threatened. At the same time, the old concept that “good fences make good neighbors” might need to be revisited: why do certain individuals need access to certain accounts and can that access be logged when and if it occurs? Because that leads us to the first point-
I’m sure the last thing you want to work on is a system to prevent a security breach or a reactive methodology for what to do after the fact, but the odds of some sort of issue occurring are stacked against you. Act now to make sure you have put in sufficient protections in place to mitigate hacking if it should occur.
Of course, if you have concerns about your business data with respect to accounting and bookkeeping software, or you’re unsure how you might reasonably protect your business in case of a breach, the team and I are always here to discuss how the various systems can – and should -work.
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