As protection from the above risks, it is critical for accounting firms to have proactive systems in place. Since cyberattacks & breaches are often the result of avoidable issues and human error, educating staff and clients on the risks and best practices can protect everyone involved. For CPA firms and accounting practitioners, having a data security plan is critical. When planning for cybersecurity, firms should consider all components of accounting technology, including email, servers, cloud solutions, and employees. This infographic outlines some best practices for a well-rounded cybersecurity plan.