• Hackers have begun to go after smaller firms as "soft targets."
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    If something goes wrong, accountants need to be insured for expenses and damages from the data breach. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • Typical insurers cut down points of contact with policyholders in an attempt to reduce claims and their staffing needs.
  • Five Things to Look For in a CPA Insurance Provider

    Accountants face unique challenges when it comes to CPA liability insurance, and finding the right provider can be difficult. However, a knowledgeable and experienced industry veteran can help you decide on the right company to trust with your insurance and risk management program. Below are five major factors that CPAs should consider.

    Make sure your broker and insurer know the business.

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    • employees have become more willing to file charges against employers, and

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