Technology has long played a critical role in the work of accountants. Some of the oldest relics of human civilization dating back more than 7,000 years ...
Software designed to recognize when an attachment, document or application is infected, eliminating the virus before damage can be done.
A usually unintentional release of proprietary data into an unsecure setting.
Using algorithms, an attempt by trial and error to guess and eventually unlock secure data such as usernames, passwords, hidden web pages, or encrypted messages.
Often described as a phonebook for the Internet, this system tracks and regulates Internet domain names and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
An algorithm is used to change plain text into what is known as cipher text, which scrambles regular text into unreadable data.
Based on pre-designated security guidelines, this is a computer system’s first barrier to cyber threats, blocking unauthorized access to the system while still allowing outward communication.
Term used to describe all kinds of malicious software, including ransomware, adware, spyware, scareware, trojan horses, computer viruses, and worms.
A division of the Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
A company and service which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering in addition to DNS lookup, if its DNS servers are used.
A software update to fix or improve a computer program, operating system, or application’s usability and performance.
Scammers often send “phishing” emails that appear to be from reputable sources with the intention of obtaining personal data such as passwords, social security or credit card numbers.
Malicious software, spread through attachments, infected websites, etc., that literally holds your computer hostage, blocking your access to the system, until a certain amount of money is paid to unlock it.
We think it is important for our clients to know that in the current cyber world there will always contain a certain level of risk. However, your risk level will be lowered considerably with the right managed security services provider. Together you can establish what is both a fair amount of risk and what is needed to keep their risk as low as possible. Clients must have the understanding that attacks typically happen multiple times per day, and basic security is very effective at preventing these attacks. In the instance when an attack does get through security, discuss with your client how their business is equipped to handle it.