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Study: Security Execs Had to Make Quick Decisions on Work-From-Home Shift
A third of respondents to a new study on cybersecurity strategy say that they basically were unprepared for the sudden move to go remote—leading to off-the-shelf solutions heading home with employees. There wasn’t a lot of time to shift gears...
Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown
Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from...
GASB Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing and Similar Subscription-Based IT Arrangements
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued new accounting and financial reporting guidance for subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs), which have become increasingly common among state and local...
The Good and Bad of the COVID-19 Era for Tech Execs
The good news is that many IT departments made it through OK; the bad news is that budgets are tight and new services need to be bought. A pair of surveys lay out concerns for both IT and security execs.
A 5-step plan for adding new tech amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has altered everyone's lives, changing the way we do business now and for the foreseeable future. These changes have made technology even more important. With remote work now a necessity for millions of people, business owners...
Major accounting firm in CT extends remote work through year’s end
New York accounting-advisory firm PKF O’Connor Davies, which has offices in Wethersfield and Fairfield County, said its employees will be allowed to work from home for the rest of 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. PKF, which has more...
Podcast: The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19
The ninth annual JofA technology roundtable podcast was initially recorded in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on American lives and the economy. With the world at a dramatically different place than when...
COVID-19 Opens the Door to New Phishing Attacks. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Taking advantage of the current crisis and new tech tricks, email-based phishing attackers are upping their game at the moment. Here are a few things you should watch for.
How the Pandemic Is Pushing Blockchain Forward
Because blockchain technologies are uniquely suited to verifying, securing and sharing data, they’re ideal for managing multi-party, inter-organizational, and cross-border transactions. Over the past five years, enterprises across the globe have...
Six Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting
Remote work eliminates the micro-interactions, chats, and visual cues of in-person gatherings. So if you’re hosting a virtual meeting, try to replace as much of that as you can. Here’s how:

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LIVESTREAM-Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable: A Discussion of Tax Software - 7/16/2020 -
This month's Technology Roundtable Breakfast opening topic will be tax software. Have you wondered if your office uses the most effective software for the work you do, this is the discussion you'll want to hear. We'll discuss the pros and...
LIVESTREAM-Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable: Teams vs. Zoom vs. Google Meets - 8/20/2020 -
This month's opening topic is a discussion of what online meeting platforms work best for different types of meetings. Should you use Zoom for internal meetings or Microsoft Teams? What are the pros and cons of each platform? Hear from CPAs that...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 9/16/2020 - Shelton
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 10/15/2020 - Rocky Hill
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Conference (Livestream) - 10/29/2020 -
This CTCPA conference discusses the most relevant issues facing the accounting profession today.
Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Conference - 10/29/2020 - Rocky Hill
Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19, the CTCPA Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Conference has been re-scheduled for October 29, 2020 and will now be held at the CTCPA Education Center in Rocky Hill. ...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 11/19/2020 -
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
Technology Conference - 12/8/2020 - Rocky Hill
Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19, the CTCPA Technology Conference has been re-scheduled for December 8, 2020. This new CTCPA-built conference is filled with presentations designed to maximize your time and enhance your...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 12/16/2020 - Shelton
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
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