Data Security – Priority One - Liscio

Melinda Lain

December 14, 2018

We’ve all heard the stories about cyber security compromises and the risk of identity theft.  As your trusted advisors, we are very aware of the risks and take every precaution to make sure your data remains safe and secure. 

High levels of sensitive information make the accounting profession a natural target, which is why we are working hard to keep your information safe.  We are always researching new technology and implementing process improvements to ward off security breaches and stay a step ahead of the criminals.

The latest technology update is testament to our dedication in this area, because over 90% of security breaches start with a simple email.  Malware and Ransomware are easily attached to emails.  Oftentimes they are silently added to documents and transmitted unknowingly.  In addition, Social Engineering and Phishing scams have evolved so that they very closely resemble an authentic email message from our clients.  Any of these major email attacks could shut down operations, leaving us vulnerable and unable to service our client’s needs at deadline time. That’s why it’s important to move as much as possible out of email.  Today, we are stepping up the security ante by moving away from portals and into our new military-grade, multi-factor authentication security platform – Liscio.

Effective January 1, 2019 we will eliminate portals as the primary mode of document exchange.  Liscio will serve as our core client communication platform – which is available both from our website (within the Client Center) and via the mobile app for your convenience.

What can you expect from this performance upgrade?  Trusted and secure document sharing and communications between our office and you.  Since Liscio is an invite only, closed system, it is highly secure.  You do not need to worry about transmitting documents that contain your sensitive and personal information.  Liscio also provides us with a dedicated channel and less room to miss your vital communications with us – i.e. not lost among the countless junk emails we all receive daily.  Liscio also provides a quicker method of finding your specific documents and messages with upgraded sort features that email just can’t touch.

We take the security of our clients’ data seriously, which is why we are moving to the ultra-secure Liscio platform. We understand that this may cause initial disruption in processes, but we also know that your security must be our first priority.  We promise to make this transition as smooth and pain-free as possible.

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