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Brennan Smith

Safeguarding Taxpayer Data Webinar

The Safeguards Rule requires companies to develop a written information security plan that describes their program to protect customer information. Prepare with AllConnected’s Safeguarding Taxpayer Data Webinar…

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Perch Security MDR
AllConnected News
Brennan Smith

AllConnected Develops MDR Service with Perch Partnership

AllConnected will partner with Perch Security, a 24×7 co-managed threat detection and response platform backed by an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC) and comprehensive SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) service.

AllConnected MDR will be able to detect breaches sooner, enabling engineers to respond and remediate quickly.

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NCSAM October 2020 - Do Your Part, Be Cybersmart
National Preparedness Month
Brennan Smith

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – October 2020

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.

From 2009-2018, NCSAM’s theme was “Our Shared Responsibility,” the role we all have, as individuals or as organizational leaders, to secure the digital assets under our control.

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CPA
Managed Services
Brennan Smith

Simplify Compliance of New Security Requirement for CPA License

Now for 2020, the FTC Safeguards Rule requires every tax professional, whether you are a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner, and every Authorized IRS e-File Provider, to create and enact security plans to protect client data.

The new IRS Form W-12: Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for Application and Renewal now includes a legal requirement for data protection:

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Disaster Looms! Prepare your DR Runbook
AllConnected News
Brennan Smith

Top 10 IT DR Runbook Requirements

At the outset, your DR runbook should provide your organization a clear plan of action for recovering from a disaster.

Make sure to include screenshots, diagrams, graphs, and/or tables to support the written documentation.

While every organization is different the DR Runbook should include:

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