Accounting firms have always placed the highest priority on the protection and confidentiality of client financial information. The increasing use of Internet-based interactions with clients and the exchange of growing amounts of confidential data from widely-scattered locations demand careful management of electronic security.
It is critical to understand that email alone, in the absence of additional protective measures, is inherently insecure and inadequate. This paper will review some of the major components of this risk and suggest ways to mitigate it.
This whitepaper by Ken McCall and Laura Ivey will discuss:
- The risks of transmitting sensitive client information
- Why an alternative means of electronic document transfer must be used
- How to evaluate your current situation and implement the solutions