Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Independent

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In 2008 the United States suffered a previously unimaginable financial blow stemming from negligence, scandal and fraud at multiple levels of banking, Wall Street investment firms and government. We suffered but survived it by coming together, accepting the major financial setback to our lives, and taking steps to ensure that it did not happen again. One […]

Nonprofits and small businesses lack security measures

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I started the week by reviewing IRS’s publication about guarding taxpayer data. The publication is meant for tax firms but the concepts apply to all organizations that handle sensitive data. Last week I reviewed an accounting firm’s operations and, for the second time this year, declined to work with a service provider solely on the […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service for small businesses

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Disaster Recovery as a Service  (DRaaS) can be a cost effective insurance policy for small businesses. Instead of having to buy and maintain separate servers, SAN, storage, network, firewall, rack space,  the business can store copies of data and backups of that data on remote cloud-based services. This offers redundant methods of recovery  from a wide range […]