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October 2019 Article Archives

IRS Adds Security Requirement to W-12 PTIN Application and Renewal Form

IRS Adds Security Requirement to W-12 PTIN Application and Renewal Form

Published October 21, 2019

This article first appeared on CPAPracticeAdvisor.com. The IRS recently released the updated W-12 (PTIN Application Renewal) form and one of the questions that preparers will need to take note of is #11-Data Security Responsibilities which states: “As a paid tax return preparer, I am aware of my legal obligation to have a data security plan and to provide data and system security protections for all taxpayer information. Check the ...

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Association Launches Connect Experience

Association Launches Connect Experience

Published October 18, 2019

CPAFMA is excited to launch Connect, one of the most powerful member benefits CPAFMA has ever had.  It is your connection to an incredible resource – colleagues who share your challenges, uncertainties and successes.  We know the value that CPAFMA members put on networking and educational opportunities we provide through our conferences, local and regional chapter events and online and on-demand programs throughout the ...

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"Think Security First": Password Best Practices

"Think Security First": Password Best Practices

Published October 18, 2019

According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of cybersecurity breaches were facilitated by compromised user credentials.  This means that the user’s password was somehow acquired and utilized by hackers to access the organizations network, making “good password practices” a priority for firm managers to highlight in the firm’s security training. According to Neal O’Farrell’s book ...

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"Think Security First": Security Tips When on the Road

"Think Security First": Security Tips When on the Road

Published October 15, 2019

In this article, Roman Kepczyk outlines key considerations for firm managers to educate their mobile personnel before they travel, some of which we have excerpted from Neal O’Farrell’s book “Think Security First,” which is available for download for CPAFMA members and Right Networks clients.

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