Checklist: Cybersecurity for Payroll Professionals

This checklist is designed to help you assess what you need to ensure you are compliant and secure.

by Gabrielle Fontaine

All things related to accounting, including payroll, are now using digital systems, which brings with it new workflows and risks. The good news is that we can leverage these systems to upgrade client services and more easily add premium options with less effort. The bad news is that online cyber-criminals are targeting us and can put you, your clients and workers at significant risk.

So how do we embrace the new digital model to reap the convenience and efficiencies without endangering ourselves and those we work with, in light of the growing threats?

The simple Cybersecurity Checklist for Payroll Professionals is designed to help you assess what needs to be addressed to ensure you are compliant and protected against cyberattacks.

Just remember, cybersecurity is always evolving and bad-habits can often creep in, so you should revisit this checklist regularly to ensure you are still adhering to best practices. Although it is impossible to protect yourself 100% from a cyberattack, you can drastically reduce the risk by completing this checklist and watching my webinar on this topic.

Gabrielle Fontaine
PB, ABSC
The Freelance Bookkeeper
Gabrielle Fontaine is a freelance Professional Bookkeeper and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who works with independent consultants and self-employed professionals to maximize cash flow, save taxes and improve profits using proven systems and online technology. She has been in business for over 30 years and works on a virtual basis with all her clients. Gabrielle is the author of the award-winning blog, The Freelance Bookkeeper, and regularly speaks at accounting technology conferences around the world. She is best known for her practical online training programs specifically for independent bookkeepers.