Protect Your Technology Firm’s Hardware and Software Against Disasters | PCIA

Protect Your Technology Firm’s Hardware and Software Against Disasters

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. For technology services professionals, losing data can be devastating in many unexpected ways. The information stored on your computers and servers could …

Minimizing Losses From Civil Unrest

Minimize Losses From Civil Unrest

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Riots. Looting. Vandalism. Civil commotion. The violent incidents that ignited nationwide and worldwide over the past few months turned otherwise peaceful demonstrations into frightening …

Effective Risk Management Strategies Lower Costs and Boost Efficiency for Law Firms | PCIA

Effective Risk Management Strategies Lower Costs and Boost Efficiency for Law Firms

As technology, law, and business issues evolve, law firms are seeing shifts in the roles and strategies associated with risk management. For example, the general counsel is a common role that did not typically require participation in higher-level risk management practices in the past. Currently, more general counsel roles involve aggregation of firm-specific risks, identifying risks, and monitoring risks.[1] No …

Best Practices for Accountants to Mitigate the Risks of Handling Customer Data - PCIA

Best Practices for Accountants to Mitigate the Risks of Handling Customer Data

Long gone are the days of merely being able to lock a file cabinet or shred documents to protect customer data. Dedicated servers are now moved to the cloud, storing information online. Accountants and accounting firms must develop protocols to adequately protect customer data across all aspects of their businesses, addressing both cyber and physical data. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act provides …

COVID-19 Continues: Returning to Work/Restarting a Project

COVID-19 Continues: Returning to Work/Restarting a Project

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. No doubt, your design firm has suffered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the project delays, suspensions, and terminations that have resulted. According …

Cybercrime in the COVID-19 World

Cybercrime in the COVID-19 World

This material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, confer with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your unique circumstances, including applicable employment laws. It is often in the darkest hours that we discover the best in people. The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a prime …

Accounting Firms Biggest Risks

Accounting Firms Biggest Risks

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Accounting firms deal with multiple clients daily, which means they regularly look at a lot of sensitive information. As you no doubt …

Six Steps to Law Firm Disaster Recovery Planning

Six Steps to Law Firm Disaster Recovery Planning

When you manage a law firm, you may be called to move your entire operation off-site for any one of a number of reasons. In recent years, there have been terrorist attacks, natural disasters and the recent Coronavirus pandemic that have forced the closing of physical law firm offices. Natural disasters may even be the new normal for the country …

Addressing Liabilities from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Addressing Liabilities from the Coronavirus Pandemic

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. At the time of this writing, the Coronavirus (COVIS-19) pandemic is wrecking havoc with the physical and financial wellbeing of people around …

Preparedness Checklists for Work in Office and From Home

Preparedness Checklists for Work in Office and From Home

We at PCIA continue to monitor the impact COVID-19 may have on your professional services firm. Please feel free to download the checklists (compliments of Agility Recovery) below. These checklists can serve as a reminder while implementing the steps in your firm to navigate these trying times. Preparedness Checklist ► Disaster Recovery Kit ► Emergency Communication ► Evacuation Preparedness ► Pandemic Preparedness ► Privacy Cyber …