Orlando/Central FL & Princeton, NJ (May 27, 2016) — Tom Durkee and Lena Combs, partners overseeing the CPA firm WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum)’s vacation ownership division, say Withum has found the number of successful cyber attacks in the U.S. has grown 144 percent in the past four years. In response to the needs of their clients, Withum has put together a comprehensive checklist to assist them in protecting themselves.
“Withum has prepared a list of questions for businesses to use to be better prepared for the possibility of a cyber attack,” says Durkee.”The questions help executives look at each aspect of the issue, from the proactive protection of data, to how to handle the aftermath of an attack.”
“Our timeshare resort clients now have a tool to use to conduct an effective study of their internal systems,” says Combs. “For example, the first item on the list asks, ‘Have you identified (i.e. inventoried) the types of data you store that could be exposed during a data breach?’ The list drills down to even assisting with personal inventory.”
There are questions to help clients walk through their enterprise security plan; to ask if they have the right team in place; to take a look at functions and technologies available to protect them and to help review how teams are trained and kept informed. Contact Durkee or Combs at 407-849-1569 for more information.
About WithumSmith+Brown, PC
One of the nation’s 30 largest accounting and consulting firms, Withum operates offices in New Jersey (including its Princeton headquarters); New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Orlando, FL; Aspen, CO; and Cayman Island. Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors committed to assisting clients build and expand globally. For more information about Withum’s timeshare division, please contact Tom Durkee ([email protected]) or Lena Combs ([email protected]) at (407) 849-1569 or visit http://www.withum.com.
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Jennifer C. Liem ([email protected]); (407) 849-1569