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Encrypt Your Electronic Correspondence - 256 bit to be safe

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by Hugh Duffy

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By now, we all realize that hackers are lurking for sensitive, personal information. Data Breach

  • Anthem,
  • Sony,
  • Home Depot,
  • Target,
  • JP Morgan Chase,
  • Ebay,
  • Adobe,
  • Nordstrom,
  • AOL,
  • Zappos, etc.

And the information that you receive from clients is just what hackers want. Everything from social security numbers to date of birth to financial accounting information.

Please encrypt all inbound and outbound data exchanged electronically. Do NOT send tax returns, payroll information, QB files without encryption.

Level of Encryption

Build Your Firm websites - 256 bit encryption

eMochila (TR) portals - 256 bit encryption

ShareFile - 256 bit encryption

CPA Site Solutions portals - 128 to 256 bit encryption (varies)

We highly recommend using 256 bit encryption at all times. If your portal service periodically dips to 128 bit encryption (at rest) or you are not using encryption at all, then now would be the time to switch to a provider that is always at 256. Just saying...

With a Build Your Firm website, our Secure File Sharing tool is part of the website (no extra charge). Encryption is always at 256 bit, which is bank grade security.

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Hugh Duffy, BYF CEO and Co-Founder

Hugh is the consummate marketing coach for accountants and takes pride in the impact that it has on their practice, and lives. Hugh has more than thirty years of marketing experience. Since 2003, he has been teaching accountants on how to improve their marketing and make more money from their accounting practice.