Over the past couple of months, I’ve given you a lot of information regarding digital finance and all the innovative ways financial technology can benefit your business. Of course, once you’ve started using all the products, applications, and processes, you need to determine the best way to secure them.

Target. eBay. Equifax. My Fitness Pal. What do all of these companies have in common? They’ve all had security breaches that compromised the data of millions of their customers. But whether it’s card numbers, social security numbers or logins and passwords vulnerable information needs to be protected.

Digital technology now allows us to store huge amounts of information remotely and move it around instantaneously. For business owners, that benefit is virtually indescribable. But it also makes you vulnerable to cybercriminals and hackers. Adopting best security practices is the best way to protect yourself from unscrupulous people who wish to do you harm. Hackers are getting more sophisticated with their methods and techniques. In addition to cutting-edge technology, your security solutions should include:

• Anti-virus, anti-malware
• Firewalls
• Penetration testing
• Vulnerability and threat management
• Staff training

As more and more businesses are relying on the services of outsourced accountants and CFOs, security becomes more important than ever. At Miami CFO, we’re always cognizant of cybersecurity and actively seeking the newest programs and technologies to significantly reduce the likelihood of a successful attack on our clients’ financial information. After all, as any sports fan know – the best defense is a good offense.