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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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Cyber policies should cover these points

Written by Greg Millar on September 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Continuing our focus on cybersecurity, we list 10 cyber policies and nine governance questions for business owners.
 

Leading cyber risks

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 28th, 2019.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768If you have a major cybersecurity event that impacts the organisation’s records there is an impact on the trust of the organisation and on reputation which will ultimately impact the finances. We look at eight types of breaches.
 

The era of the cyber resilient CFO

Written by Greg Millar on August 21st, 2019.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44If you’re a finance leader who thinks cyber risk is someone else’s problem – probably the IT department’s – it’s time for an urgent rethink.
 

Cybersecurity and whaling

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 14th, 2019.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613More than a baker's dozen of education points about the practice known as 'whaling' and processes to adopt as your organisational and personal cybersecurity checklists.
 

Xero security notice

Written by Greg Millar on November 28th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629Do not click on any links or attachments in suspicious emails.  Find out more about how to identify phishing and other malicious emails, and how to stay safe online in this latest Xero security alert.
 

Data Breach Alert: Facebook

Written by Greg Millar on October 17th, 2018.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613In September 2018 Facebook had an attack on its computer network that potentially exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. Read what happened at Facebook and how you can protect yourself.
 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 1st, 2018.      0 comments

barcode head-448Stronger rules on data protection in the EU mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.
 

Inland Revenue Scam Alert 🚫

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 12th, 2017.      0 comments

scam-701-357How to prevent and what to do if you have been a victim of identity fraud.
 

Take a few mins: strengthen security

Written by Greg Millar on June 5th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Keeping your business secure in today’s online world can be tricky, but two-step authentication makes it harder for others to access your Xero account, so your data is protected.
 

7 tech trends that will change the way businesses operate

Written by Greg Millar on December 16th, 2016.      0 comments

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Technology has the power to make our lives easier, and small businesses have the flexibility and the creativity to take advantage of this power. By staying lean and agile, a small business can adapt quickly in a moment and use new technology to power into emerging markets.

 

Important update about keeping safe online

Written by Jill Robertson on September 18th, 2015.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44Phishing scam targeting Xero users:

A phishing scam is when malicious emails target customers by pretending to be from a legitimate company such as Xero, using an email address like message-service@post.xero.com. They're not targeting the company websites, but rather your login and access details.