Do you know what's not fun? Cybersecurity breaches. They can cause damage to your business and clients that can take years to recover from. That's why Dawn Brolin, The Designated Motivator, CPA, and Certified Fraud Examiner, has partnered with Swizznet to create a fun and comprehensive series of Written Information Security Plan (WISP) requirements that comply with the 6 cybersecurity requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
You might think that surface-level security is enough to keep your business safe, but the IRS Security 6, FTC Safeguards and WISP requirements demand a much deeper level of security practices beyond device-level and data-driven measures. Compliance with these security requirements is crucial for any business that deals with sensitive information, especially in the financial sector.
What is a WISP
Now, we know that talking about security measures might not sound like the most exciting topic, but we're here to change that. Assessing cybersecurity is essential to ensure safety for both the practice and clients. And guess what? With the right tools and attitude, it can be fun! A Written Information Security Plan (WISP) is a must-have as it provides a comprehensive strategy for protecting sensitive information. Think of it as a game plan that outlines the policies and procedures to safeguard systems and data from cyber threats.
Cybersecurity protections for WISP requirements
Antivirus protection is necessary, but it's not enough to protect against all possible cyber threats. That's why we need to step up our game and implement deeper security practices beyond just antivirus protection. We're talking about measures like encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems. These measures might sound complicated, but they're just like the power-ups in your favorite video game!
Being proactive is key to effective security. It's critical to implement cybersecurity measures to prevent cyber threats before they occur. Think of it as preparing for a boss level in a video game. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of winning.
To successfully implement the IRS 4557 security six plan, we need to get serious and create a game plan. But don't worry, we're not talking about a boring strategy. We're talking about a fun and exciting game plan that will protect your business and clients from any potential cyber threats.
Cybersecurity might not be the most fun topic, but with the right attitude and tools, we can make it easy. Assessing cybersecurity, implementing deeper security practices, and being proactive are essential to ensure the safety of sensitive information. Check out the video series with Dawn Brolin on what you need to know about the WISP requirement.
- Device-level protection and proactive cybersecurity
- Next-generation endpoint detection and response
- Firewalls: where it fits into a sound security strategy
- Multi-factor authentication is non-negotiable and easy to implement
- Regular backup of your data is essential
- Encrypt your data: in transit and at rest
- The importance of a VPN
- The importance of testing your security plan