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Safeguarding Taxpayer Data Webinar

The Safeguards Rule requires companies to develop a written information security plan that describes their program to protect customer information. Prepare with AllConnected’s Safeguarding Taxpayer Data Webinar…

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AllConnected News

The Way We Work Continues to Change as We Enter 2021. Find an IT Partner that Knows Your Business and Can Help You Succeed and Stay More Secure in the New Year

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic triggered mass transitions to work-from-home setups, rather than on-premise offices and conference rooms. Working remotely became the new normal for many businesses, and those that were prepared to make the adjustment thrived during the unprecedented circumstances; those that were unprepared spent a lot of time and resources coming up with a way to continue operations remotely. It may have been easier for them and their entire team if they had a business continuity plan already in place for just that kind of disaster.

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AllConnected News

AllConnected Develops MDR Service with Perch Partnership

AllConnected will partner with Perch Security, a 24×7 co-managed threat detection and response platform backed by an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC) and comprehensive SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) service.

AllConnected MDR will be able to detect breaches sooner, enabling engineers to respond and remediate quickly.

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Managed Services

Cisco Umbrella: Your Cybersecurity Shield

Just as cybercriminals become more advanced with email spoofing, malware, and ransomware, your organization’s IT security must advance to defeat them.

You wouldn’t leave your business PC without Anti-virus software, but many businesses leave their email communications and Internet use to unsecured wi-fi and legacy firewalls.

Don’t be one of them.

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CPA
Managed Services

Simplify Compliance of New Security Requirement for CPA License

Now for 2020, the FTC Safeguards Rule requires every tax professional, whether you are a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner, and every Authorized IRS e-File Provider, to create and enact security plans to protect client data.

The new IRS Form W-12: Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for Application and Renewal now includes a legal requirement for data protection:

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Disaster Looms! Prepare your DR Runbook
AllConnected News

Top 10 IT DR Runbook Requirements

At the outset, your DR runbook should provide your organization a clear plan of action for recovering from a disaster.

Make sure to include screenshots, diagrams, graphs, and/or tables to support the written documentation.

While every organization is different the DR Runbook should include:

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Disaster Recovery

DRaaS: Misconceptions of Data Backup and Data Recovery

There are many players in the data protection, backup and recovery space, many who claim to provide a “DRaaS” service, but not many provide for all aspects you should expect in a Disaster Recovery Solution.

AllConnected believes you should have the facts so you can make an informed decision.

Regardless of what business you run, your Disaster Recovery plan begins with backup.

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