Customized solutions to safeguard taxpayer data

Do you know the cost of a data breach for financial organizations?

A joint study conducted by IBM Security and Ponemon Institute found that the cost of a data breach for financial organizations rose from $206 per stolen record in 2018 to $210 per stolen record in 2019. According to these findings, financial organizations including accounting firms have the second highest cost of data breaches. 

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Numbers at a glance


Average total cost of a data breach


Average cost per stolen record in 2019


Average cost per stolen record in 2018

Why should you worry about cybersecurity?

When we talk about data virtually every business collects and stores personally identifiable information (PII) for both their employees and clients. However, accountants store more sensitive data in their computers than any other business, making them a primary target to cybercriminals.

Protecting taxpayer data is the law. According to the FTC Safeguards Rule, tax return preparers must create and enact security plans to protect client data. Failure to do so may result in an FTC investigation.

“Data security is now a necessity for every tax professional, whether a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner, and every Authorized IRS e-File Provider.”

IRS Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – A guide for your business

How can you protect your accounting firm?

Despite cybersecurity attacks being real and scary you can protect your accounting firm from cybercriminals. Effective cybersecurity no longer falls on the technology used to protect taxpayer data and your network, this is a shared responsibility that involves your personnel and your internal processes.  

To help combat identity theft and protect taxpayers the IRS created a security bulletin called “Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – A Guide for your business”. This bulletin outlines the importance of implementing written security policies, performing security risk assessments and training employees on the latest cybersecurity threats.


email protection

Business class email | Anti-Spam | Anti-Malware | Email Encryption | Data Loss Prevention | Security Awareness Training

Threats mitigated:
Email Phishing
Data Loss

endpoint protection

Anti-Virus | HDD Encryption | Data Backup

Threats mitigated:
Lost/Theft of Data/Equipment

network management

Business Class Firewalls | Intrusion Detection | Network Segmentation | Physical Security/Guest Access | Multi-Factor Authentication

Threats mitigated:
Email Phishing
Data Loss

vulnerability management

System Patching | Vulnerability Scans

Threats mitigated:
Data Loss
Attacks Against Connected Network Devices

incident response

Preparation in the event of a breach | Cyber insurance

Threats mitigated:
Email Phishing
Loss/Theft of Data/Equipment
Data Loss
Attacks Against Connected Network Devices

cybersecurity policies

Written Cybersecurity Policies | Employee Training | Sanction Policies

Threats mitigated:
Email Phishing
Loss/Theft of Data/Equipment
Data Loss
Attacks Against Connected Network Devices

How can Cyberworks protect your accounting firm?

At Cyberworks we understand that traditional endpoint protection such as antivirus software and firewalls are no longer enough to protect against cybercriminals and protect taxpayer data. Our IT Solutions for Accountants contains the following elements:

Office 365 Email

Secure and reliable business class email, fully mobile email, calendar and contacts for your accountants and your staff.

Email Protection

Tools that help you eliminate spam and viruses before they reach your users’ inboxes. Includes advanced spam and virus protection, company-wide white and black lists, and 24/7 threat monitoring.

Email Encryption

Automatically encrypt outbound email if it contains PII. Enforce compliance with pre-defined policies and rules, reducing human error and minimizing security risks.

Email Archiving

Archive and encrypt internal and patient email automatically and securely. Retain tamper-proof records for auditing purposes and document retention to comply with regulations.

Secure Cloud Storage

Access your business data from any device, anywhere. Securely share and manage documents and folders, even in a virtual office environment.

Fully Installed Office Applications

Enjoy a fully installed office experience across PCs, Macs, tablets, and most mobile devices.

Employee Security Training

Engage existing and new employees with a self-paced training program. Provide employee compliance testing. View compliance and testing scores.

Written Policies & Procedures

Professionally written policies and procedures for your organization. Allows to show compliance with FTC regulations and protect taxpayer data.

Thorough Risk Assessment

Streamlined Security Risk Assessment to help you understand the risk to your business and sensitive information. 

Network Monitoring & Performance

Monitoring of servers, workstations, laptops and network devices such as firewall, switches, and Wi-Fi devices.

Scheduled Preventive Maintenance

Basic automated maintenance and self-healing solutions applied to all your desktops and laptops. 

Patch Management

Monitoring and management of Microsoft & Third-Party patches.

Contact Cyberworks today for customized IT Solutions for your accounting firm.

Get in touch today to learn more about our IT Solutions for Accountants. ​

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