BPM’s Sarah Lynn and Douglas Schultz pair up to explain why accounting firm leaders must recognize the security threats affecting their firms and take measures to educate their professionals while working from home.
In their contributed article for Accounting Today, BPM’s Sarah Lynn, IT Security Advisory Partner, and Douglas Schultz, Tax Partner, examine the security threats facing accounting firms because of remote work. Being outside a secure office makes employees and their data vulnerable to data leaks, which are notoriously costly and damaging to a firm’s reputation. Lynn and Schultz offer a few practical tips for accounting firms to secure their data and mitigate damage in the event of a breach, including encrypting company laptops with virtual private networks, turning off services like Bluetooth, and backing up data on a secure platform.
About Sarah A. Lynn
Sarah has more than 30 years of advisory experience within the IT security field. She works with an array of clients, both domestic and global, that require specific expertise when compliance and regulations transform into unexpected levels of security. Sarah’s expertise in the certification and authorization processes, control requirements and security monitoring capabilities enable her teams to prepare customers for the transformation ahead.
About Douglas G. Schultz
Doug has over 25 years of tax consultation services emphasizing tax planning for closely held businesses and private client services. He has deep experience in performance-based compensation systems, real estate acquisition and disposition, buy-sell agreements, and strategies to reduce and defer income taxes.
About BPM’s IT Security Advisory
BPM’s IT Security Advisory team experienced cybersecurity, compliance, and Information Security professionals have the expertise your business need to helps identify threats, minimize liabilities, prepare for audits, and more. From helping you prepare for and pass an IT security audit, to designing and implementing your custom security operations center (SOC), to our innovative SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) offering, our custom solutions are ideal for organizations of any size and in any industry. Contact Sarah Lynn, Partner and Head of our IT Security Advisory, today to learn more about how we can help your business.