It’s important to stay updated in today’s world of fast paced technological advancement. Consistent improvements through apps and programs bolster the future of your company, but they also bring the constant threat of cyber-attacks. At McHugh CPA Group, the protection of your confidential personal and financial information is paramount to our mutual success.
After several highly publicized attacks on big companies, we tripled our security budget and took a proactive approach.
We protect our client’s sensitive information by exchanging documents via a secure online portal. Information Technology professionals monitor our computer network twenty-four hours a day and screen all incoming emails. Our team undergoes constant training to stay current on cyber-security measures.
Many cyber-attacks are launched through emails which appear to be legitimate. Here are a few tips for avoiding these attacks:
Be wary of links and attachments in your emails. Read everything carefully, and avoid messages from strangers.
Even if you recognize the sender, make sure to scan the content of the email. If you have any doubts, contact the sender before opening it.
The IRS does not contact taxpayers by email, text message, or social media to request personal or financial information. If you receive any communications through one of these channels, the IRS advises reporting the incident by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.