We all know accounting firms are legally obliged to hold vast amounts of confidential data, from personal data to financial records, however, accounting firms are now being specifically targeted with cyber-attacks to steal valuable information.
The Guardian has reported the high rise in targeted cybercrime, one business, in particular, was the victim of a virus which encrypted over 12,000 files on its company network. A ransom demand followed – the criminals would decrypt the company’s files in exchange for more than £3,000.
To remove the virus from the server and networked computers, meant the firm had to loose crucial company data. Unprepared for a cyber breach, simply due to a lack of awareness of the magnitude an attack of this type could have through mistakenly clicking a link in an email, perplexed and scared meant the firm had no choice but to pay.
Firms follow ‘The Code of Practice’ and store confidential data for financial applications, accounting records, Anti-Money Laundering checks, bookkeeping for audit regulations and ultimately details of their client’s business operations. The digital footprint starts from an enquiry submission, customer relations notes and details of each account, the business relies on immense data capture and content.
With The City watchdog reported last month a 1,400% rise and warns UK businesses of a surge in ‘ransomware’ threats, unfortunately, the accountancy industry sector is ranked at high risk.
Konnetix is an established, expertly led I.T service provider that already have and protect a number of accountancy firms from Cybercrime.
With 50 years of combined I.T expertise and a Microsoft Silver Partner award for providing outstanding IT services, support & solutions. Konnetix is reacting to the recent industry news.
Darren Billinghurst, MD of Konnetix said ” We have always been committed to providing advanced technology solutions to protect our customer’s online business operations. We engage with our clients to become a true business partner that is trustworthy, professional and guaranteed to give 100% effort on everything we do. We design the right package for digital services and our technical operatives are expertly skilled in support.”
Konnetix provide IT accountancy services which include:
– Specialist knowledge in IT for accountants: Sage, Sage Payroll, Sage
SAPA, Iris, Xero and much more
– Server hardware and software support,
– Data storage and backup solutions,
– Data connectivity,
– Fix computer and software viruses,
– Hardware & Software procurement,
– Software protection and a 24/7 UK based Helpdesk
for 365 days per year
– Disaster Recovery Packages
– Network Design & Installation
– Data Security ISO 270001
Bespoke packages are tailored to the level of requirements of the business. A majority of accountancy firms request managed server and software support as well as disaster recovery packages. The current ‘Switch and Save’ campaign will detail how much packages cost and how much Konnetix can save each practice.
To discover more please call 01462 417070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.konnetix.com/quote-me