FIREWIRE provides professional IT services to Accountants in El Paso, Texas, and surrounding areas.

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Firewire has been helping Accountants for over ten years with their IT needs. If you are an accountant and have a business, whether remote or an office, we can help your business run efficiently or troubleshoot any issues. With the internet, suitable devices, and tools, Accountants can work from anywhere. If you have a team of accountants that you would like to work remotely, we can set up a VPN to your server so they can access and save your company files. Having a protected and secure network is crucial when you are storing sensitive data. We can also conduct a risk analysis to determine if your network is safe and secure and recommend corrective actions for findings.

Work from Home- Virtual Private Network (VPN) Setup
Employees can have the capability to work from home if they can't make it into the office. If you have a server and would like your employees to remotely access the office files, we can help set that up. A high-end router or firewall is needed to set up a VPN. The employee will need a VPN client setup from their computer. The employee must have a good internet connection and a compatible operating system to set up and access the VPN. We can also set up the business owner to work remotely if they need to leave town; they can still access their business files. There are other software options available for VPN access. Depending on your type of business and the number of employees needing remote access, we can recommend what is best for your business. Give us a call today to set up an appointment so we can get the process started.

Protected and Secure Network
With so many cyber threats out there, having a protected and secure network is a top priority in a business. A security breach is not 100 percent inevitable, but it is best to have the devices, software, tools along with good practices in place to protect your network. Firewire can conduct a network threat and risk analysis to see what threats or risks are found. We can then provide you with the findings with corrective actions and an estimate to better protect your network.

Types of Cyber Threats:
Phishing- Uses email or a malicious website to infect your machine with malware or collect your sensitive information. Once they have your information, they will attempt to contact people within your company via email and pay an invoice. This happens very often to businesses if they do not have a reliable process and system for paid invoices.

Phone Calls- A scammer will attempt to call you claiming they are from HP or any computer company and will tell you that you have an issue with your computer. No one should ever contact you and tell you that they wouldn't know what is going on with it. They will eventually convince you to remote them into your computer and create problems that are not there and could hold your data for ransom. Never let them in and tell them you will contact your local IT company.

Data Encryptions- Your data can be encrypted if there is a breach or someone accesses your files and encrypts them. If there is no back up of your data, it can be very difficult to retrieve your files.

Viruses- There are different types of viruses that can do different things to your computer. A virus takes one click on a bad link and can cause your computer to become infected and give you various issues. If your computer is infected, it will give you pop-ups or act differently. If you get a pop-up that says your data is in danger of being lost and call a specific number that is not an actual virus, and you should never call those numbers, instead call your IT company and shut off your computer.

Cybersecurity Best Practices:
Have good anti-viruses installed on all computers.
Have security devices like a firewall on your network.
Train employees to use good internet practices and never open unreliable emails or download unreliable files.
Use strong passwords on computers and devices as well as online accounts.
Always backup your data, never rely on one device. Always have a backup in place in case an unforeseen event happens.