Monday, Sep 28, 2020
8:45am – 12:15pm
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the MSCPA has made the difficult decision to make our scheduled live seminars in 2020 virtual-only events. The topics, dates, times and CPE credits will remain the same, and you will learn from the same top-level speakers that you expected to see at our live programs.
The primary weakness in any information system arises from the people working in
the system. An effective information security system for an organization handling tax information has to include training for every person in the firm that has access to electronic information—and, yes, that includes the managing partner.
This course will concentrate on the information that non-IT professionals are required to know in order to interact with electronic information systems, as well as steps your firm needs to take to educate all members of the firm to prevent what could be an information breach that puts the firm’s very existence at risk.
Participants will be able to:
List risks to exposure that exists in tax practices through the use of electronic systems
Explain the importance of encryption
Implement encryption systems available for computers, smart phones, and tablets
Understand why reuse of passwords poses an unacceptable security risk to client information
Prepare firm procedures to improve the security of taxpayer data
• Accidental loss of client data vectors and how to implement controls over such loss
• Methods used by those seeking unauthorized access to tax information and how to recognize them
• Social engineering to get information from firms that bypasses IT based protections