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Be vigilant about cybersecurity, warns former FBI agent Logo aicpa

  Ken Tysiac |   Free |   AICPA |   15 May 2016 |   Journal of Accountancy

Chris Tarbell led FBI investigations that resulted in multiple high-profile cybercrime arrests. In this article, he shares his tips for cybersecurity.

Topics covered:
  • IT management & assurance: Technical: Information security & privacy, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Cybersecurity, Foundational

1 Comments/Reflections

Freddy Vos

Freddy Vos Dec 2020

Interesting to learn about the importance of log files to crack the path of the hacker / purpose.

Two factor authentication is clearly more desirable than username and password alone.

Learning from existing hacks (especially well publicized ones) shows system vulnerabilities which are being exploited. System and software vendors usually issue patches, software updates to prevent any future breaches. It is important to learn from this and make sure patches are installed as soon as practicable.

Running vulnerability checks on your own web offering will reveal actions to take.