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ICYMI: Protect Clients from Petya Cyberattack

RansomwareJust as people are starting to recover from last month’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, Petya, another malware worm, is shutting down networks across the globe. No one is immune, international businesses and governments alike have been hit by this new attack. Unlike WannaCry, which spread via the internet, Petya spreads through computer networks and shuts down entire hard drives.

It is imperative that you not only take proper precautions yourself, but also help your clients fortify their defenses against cyberattacks. You can learn more about how to do so with these recent AICPA resources:

4 Steps to Fortifying Your Cybersecurity

These days, most companies should have some basic form of cybersecurity program in place. If yours doesn’t, or if you need a refresher, here are four steps you can take to establish a stronger foundation.

The One Vulnerability Cyber Thieves are Desperate to Exploit

Learn the simple ways you and your staff can prevent a cybersecurity attack against this universal vulnerability.

It’s Time to Speak the Same Language on Cybersecurity

The AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework establishes a common language for evaluating and reporting on organizations' cybersecurity efforts.

7 Benefits of Cybersecurity Penetration Testing

Cybersecurity penetration testing helps organizations of all sizes, even those with limited resources, safeguard confidential and sensitive information.

Opportunities for CPAs in Cybersecurity

In this video, Chris Halterman, CPA, talks about what CPAs can do to help protect clients.

Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Learn more about how CPAs can join the fight against hackers.

For in depth information on cybersecurity, access the AICPA Cybersecurity Resource Center, which includes the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk-management reporting framework. It helps CPAs report on clients' cybersecurity risk-management programs.

Lauren J. Sternberg, Manager-Communications, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

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