Accounting firms spending on tech, staff to protect against cyberattacks

MAJOR CONCERN: Grafton “Cap” Willey IV, managing director of Providence-based CBIZ Tofias Inc., talks with Tax Manager Suzanne Jalbert. Willey says the threat of cyberattacks is especially concerning to accounting firms because they deal with personal information all the time. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
MAJOR CONCERN: Grafton “Cap” Willey IV, managing director of Providence-based CBIZ Tofias Inc., talks with Tax Manager Suzanne Jalbert. Willey says the threat of cyberattacks is especially concerning to accounting firms because they deal with personal information all the time. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
Major cyberattacks are habitual reminders to most business owners that cybersecurity is vitally important. The feeling is especially acute among accountants, who often maintain highly sensitive information for individuals, families and businesses. “We’re dealing with personal information all the time, so it’s a major concern for us,” said Grafton “Cap” Willey IV, managing director at…

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