Reality, Security, and Convenience
July 27, 2018
Spending a couple days in the Eastern time zone at a CPA conference this week we discussed all the latest security issues affecting accounting firms. It's scary. It really applies to everyone.
At Gina Jones, CPA, PLLC, security is very important to us. We take it seriously! It might be inconvenient, but we have everyone's best interest at heart.
The rush to get everything done at the office and at home before traveling to a conference leaves little time for sleep. Traveling for work doesn't allow for much sleep either, with trying to cram conference agendas in, and keep up with some work along the way.
It's amazing how much our auto response kicks in, doing things without thinking clearly! This is when we get caught off guard.
When I got up from what was more like a nap and not a full night's rest, I noticed my watch was lagging, so I moved it to the correct time 5:30 am. It wasn't until I was eating lunch at the airport this afternoon that I looked down to see what time it was back home that I realized my watch wasn't lagging this morning, I was just tired and confused, forgetting I was in a different time zone.
The new technologies headed our direction soon, and the existing technologies, allow for more and more automation. This is not the time to let your guard down. This is when we really have to pay attention, and adopt greater measures to protect our personal and business identities, as well as ourselves physically. Unfortunately this means more inconveniences and higher costs in getting things done, more protections, and more verifications.
As we look at what companies like Google are implementing, like Google Duplex, figuring out reality will be come less and less clear! Start now in advancing your verification tools. Don't get caught in auto response. It could easily tear apart your whole WORLD!
The time to pay attention is now. We are beefing up our security even more. We take the protection of your sensitive information seriously. If you are someone with another firm that still emails attachments, you are at huge risk. Call us today to be with a firm that is committed to security and minimizing your risk of having your identity and financial world turned upside down.