Data Breaches: How Pro Drive Can Help Your Accountancy Practice

2019-10-04T12:19:33+00:00October 4th, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

By now, we are all well aware that data breaches pose a serious risk to accountancy practices (so much so that a breach could put your firm out of business). We have also explored some practical actions you can take to reduce the risks — some of which you may already be doing. But what if you don't [...]

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Why being Cyber Essentials Certified is ESSENTIAL

2019-08-23T11:27:24+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security|

Is your company Cyber Essentials certified? If not, you may be missing out… Cyber Essentials is a UK Government standard based around configuring your IT systems in line with best practices and helping you to guard against the most common cyber threats. In fact, it is estimated that when implemented correctly, it should block about 80% [...]

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Data Breaches: Risky Business for Accountants

2019-09-13T11:49:04+00:00August 20th, 2019|Accountants, Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

By now, we’re all well aware of the dangers of data breaches, right? Yet, time and time again, we see businesses fail to put appropriate measures in place to protect their data. Why is this a problem? I think the main problem is people often think it won’t ever happen to them. But this is [...]

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Top Secret: Secure Communications for Accountants

2019-05-07T16:36:13+00:00May 7th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

If you’re an accountant, your main job is to help clients get their finances straight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Accountants deal with extremely sensitive personal data, as well as confidential statements, tax records and other financial information on a daily basis. All of which are a goldmine for cyber criminals. [...]

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Struggling to Make Year-End Meet?

2019-04-15T10:22:47+00:00April 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

April: one of the busiest times of year for accountants. 5th April 2019 marked the official end of the tax year in the UK, but many people and companies will still be scrambling to complete their tax returns. So, accountants have their work cut out. For smaller accounting firms or businesses with an in-house accountancy [...]

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Smart Home, Smart Office

2019-04-23T10:07:29+00:00March 12th, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

For several years, the use of smart technologies in our homes has been steadily increasing. Connected devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home range and Hive’s smart home products now let you control your home from your smartphone. Allowing you to do things like stream music to every room, turn the lights on remotely, boost [...]

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Cleaning Up – Keeping Your Data Safe from Prying Eyes

2019-02-18T15:42:17+00:00February 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

We’ve had our eyes fixed to ITV’s six-part drama, Cleaning Up, over the past few weeks and it’s got us thinking: how well can you really trust everyone that comes in and out of your office(s)? The biggest risk to your company is, without a doubt, people. From your regular employees and temporary freelancers to [...]

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SMCR – Are you ready?

2019-02-21T15:59:15+00:00February 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

If there were a major cyber security breach at your company, what would happen? Chances are it would be very difficult to pinpoint the exact person or people responsible, meaning those involved could potentially get off scot-free. Now, what if the responsibility of any wrongdoing wasn’t placed on your firm but lay solely on senior [...]

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Spotlight: Meet the team

2019-02-28T13:02:29+00:00January 15th, 2019|Company News, Cyber Security|

Like any business, it’s the people behind the ProDrive name that make it a success. Not just success in terms of business achievements, but in customer experience and commitment to making a difference. We’re all about getting to know our customers, and we’re happy to show you who we are and what we bring to [...]

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Don’t be A hacker’s dream come true – follow our essential tips!

2019-04-23T10:03:10+00:00January 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Sharing our personal information is a fact of life nowadays. Very few of us would be willing to sacrifice the convenience of purchasing goods and signing up for services online. However, as most of us are aware, there are risks when entrusting organisations to safely process and store our data. We may tend to believe [...]

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