Security and Privacy encompasses the rights and obligations of individuals and organizations with respect to the collection, use, retention, disclosure, and disposal of personal information. Security and Privacy is a risk management issue for all organizations, and many are looking to CPA firms for solutions.
CPAs are adept at performing comprehensive risk assessments for businesses and developing risk management solutions that can give companies competitive marketplace advantages.
Visit the AICPA TV channel for webcast archives on Security and Privacy.
Cybersecurity is the process of applying security measures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Cybersecurity attempts to assure the protection of assets, which includes data, desktops, servers, buildings, and most importantly, humans. The goal of cybersecurity is to protect data both in transit and at rest.
Countermeasures can be put in place in order to increase the security of data. Some of these measures include, but are not limited to, access control, awareness training, audit and accountability, risk assessment, penetration testing, vulnerability management, and security assessment and authorization.
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With the increasing trend for companies to outsource, cloud computing has increasingly become a solution for organizations. It’s an innovative and increasingly popular model of software deployment that offers enterprise-class software function without traditional up-front infrastructure costs or the unpredictable support and maintenance costs of on-site software and hardware.
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FTC Identity Theft Resources for Businesses
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has compiled resources to help organizations secure the personal information they collect and prevent identity theft.