2FA for Accounting Firms – necessary?

We have become accustomed to keeping track of countless usernames and passwords to access our accounts. Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an additional layer of protection on top of these traditional security measures. In conjunction with your username and password, additional approval or codes must be entered. Sometimes, 2FA is also referred to as two-step authentication….

Security tips to have a secure account online

The news keeps coming: Accounts were compromised. Another data breach.  Most recently, earlier last week Twitter was compromised had to lock down thousands of accounts. The hack mainly affected high profile accounts owned by tech companies where the cybercriminals tweeted out scam messages promising double bitcoin payments. This isn’t the first major hack that was…

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What is malware?

We get asked the question all the time at Rush Tech support: “What is Malware?” Most of the time people have a firm understanding of what a virus is but don’t realize that viruses fall under the larger umbrella of malware. So what is malware exactly? Malware is software that intentionally causes damage to a…

What to consider when using a VPN and – despite NSA advisories – you should definitely use one

Let’s start with the latest news: A new National Security Agency cybersecurity advisory is warning that some popular VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) could have some possible vulnerabilities. VPNs have become more important since the quarantine with more people working at home. Accessing secure company files without this layer of security runs the risk of them…

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The importance of fast support from your IT provider

Getting fast support when it comes to your information security is important. Many of us unfortunately have been in situations where our technology needs were addressed at slow speeds. Slow support costs us money, halts productivity and can impact your accounting firm’s customer service. Our CEO Andrew Lassise discusses this topic in the latest episode…