By: Stephen M. Yoss, Jr.

Protecting Yourself and Your Clients Against Ransomware

Protecting Yourself and Your Clients Against Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are an increasing threat to the public. These attacks indiscriminately affect countless computers and can cause permanent loss of personal, organizational and client data every year. These attacks are responsible for billions of dollars in lost productivity, damaged reputation, and direct financial loss. Even the IRS has warned tax professionals that ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide, and has launched a security awareness campaign called “Don’t take the Bait” to help tax professionals navigate these threats. You may be asking yourself, “what is a ransomware attack”? Or more importantly, “how do I protect myself, my organization, and my clients from them?

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