Outsourcing responsibility for data security can reduce risk

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. Which of the following are two key methods hackers use to steal information?

  2. What is malware?

  3. What is phishing?

  4. Why are accounting firms particularly vulnerable to hacking and other cyber-attacks?

  5. What is an MSSP?

  6. Why might an accounting firm want to partner with an MSSP?

  7. Why shouldn't accountancy firms rush to partner with MSSPs?

  8. Why do MSSP relationships benefit from being long term?

  9. Which of these is not a key reason why working with an MSSP may be a good idea?

  10. Why should firms not veer into technology-based dialogue when selecting an MSSP?