Cyber thieves, or ‘bad actors,’ infiltrate a business’ systems and gain access to customer data to steal their financial details (or even their identity) and commit fraud.
Some common tools and techniques used by criminals include:
Malware threatens a business’ ability to operate. Types of malware include:
Cyber thieves may also send scam emails to employees in hopes of gaining access to a person’s personal or financial data. Types of email scams include:
Cyberattacks are bad business.
The implications of a data breach
can be long-lasting.
A cyberattack on a business can:
A large-scale cyberattack can cause even greater harm: massive economic damage, geopolitical tensions and widespread loss of trust in industries.
With so many potential threats, it’s vital that CPAs understand what cybersecurity is, the solutions available, and how to establish a strong security framework for mitigating risks and keeping information safe.
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